Narrative Break

2013, 120 × 120 × 5 cm, four colour silkscreen print on polished stainless steel

Narrative Break
Narrative Break

‘Narrative Break’ recalls a scene in Bruce Lee’s posthumously released film ‘Game of Death’ when a stand-in for Lee looks into a mirror at a cut and pasted photograph of the deceased actors face. Within Code Duello, a duel with artworks conducted between Alex Farrar and Harry Meadley in 2012, the piece anticipates Meadley’s presumed desire to assume the role of Bruce Lee in the confrontation, with the suggestion that positioning himself in front of this work is the closest he will ever get to achieving his goal. In addition to the Bruce Lee thread which runs throughout the Code Duello project, Narrative Break introduces the comparison between Lee and Michelangelo Pistoletto’s work which recurs in Farrar’s penultimate work “Remember the enemy is only images and illusions, behind which he hides his true motives”.

Code Duello, 2014, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL.
Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
29.3.18 – 2.4.18 Unfair at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
22 - 26.2.18 Christie’s Fundraiser Auction for Unfair 2018 at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
21 – 25.2.18 Arco Madrid with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
16.2.18 – 24.3.18 ‘Body Building’ group exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
7 – 21.12.17 ‘Places of Ruin Part III Beyond Thunderdome’ group exhibition at NEST, The Hague
John Cleese on Creativity featured in Fay Asselbergs’ The Extended Colophon
20.10.17 ‘Distant Constellations’ group exhibition at The Great Medical Disaster, Manchester
6 – 10.10.17 ‘Staging the inhabitable’ group exhibition at Cultureel Centrum het Fijnhout, Jacob van Lennepkade 334, Amsterdam
1.5.17 – 1.5.19 Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds Stipendium for Established Artists
18 – 21.5.17 Arco Lisboa with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
6 – 9.2.17 Guest lecturing for the Autonomous Fine Arts department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
3.1.17 the ‘suits’ archived book will be distributed by Idea Books and is available now via their website and associated bookshops.
recent exhibitions
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
COLOPHON was built with the ingenuity and patience of DisplayHooray.
The typeface used throughout is Maria Pro, created by Phil Baber, whose 2010 design for the Index book reappears here in the work pages.
Credit also goes to Qubik for my original website (2010–2014), which lives on in the icon based home page.