Alejandro Cesarco
Turning Some Pages, 2010

9-channel video
Variable dimensions
Edition of 5

Turning Some Pages [welcomes the viewer] with a series of questions, observations, and propositions—a fragmented narrative that sets the tone for a particular way of looking that is also a way of reading. The work plays with the idea of the intertitle, traditionally used in silent films, as a possible narrative equivalent to the space and function of the museum lobby. Turning Some Pages addresses, among other things, the conditions of pleasure, the affective reality of viewing art, memory, repetition, and art as a form of art history. Much of my practice examines the reciprocal relationship between remembering and forgetting, revealing how this symbiosis influences both the perception of experience and the production of narrative.
Text taken from MoMA’s website.

Turning Some Pages was commissioned in 2010 for “9 Screens”, a MoMA program initiated by Nicolás Guagnini, along with Kathy Halbreich, Luis Peréz-Oramas, and Klaus Biesenbach “to create videos for display on the nine information screens above the ticketing desk in the Museum’s lobby.”