Listasafn Islands

No, Global Tour - A film by Santiago Sierra, Tuesday 24 January 8 p.m. at Cinema Paradise

In relation to Santiago Sierra´s exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum- Hafnarhús, NO, Global Tour by Santiago Sierra will be screened at Cinema Paradise Tuesday 24 January 8 p.m. The film follows Santiago Sierra´s NO sculpture that has traveled throughout the western world, including Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan since 2009. The sculpture, shaped as the word “NO” spelled in an Arial typeface, weighed half a ton, and measured about 5.10 feet high by 13.12 feet long.

Sierra chose the word NO: a negation that could travel around the world, and become the monumental leading character in a road movie. The project was launched on July 18, 2009 from the Napoleonic stables in Lucca, Italy without a fixed schedule or itinerary. After two months, the NO set off from Lucca towards Berlin on a tow truck of a size that allowed it to legally travel without restrictions along any road. It has been travelling since. No Global Tour is an open statement, a formal unit that can be adapted to a variety of contexts. The work points out and magnifies specific surroundings depending on its location. By making the sculpture travel, driving through financial – or industrial districts, or working-class neighbourhoods from country to country, the work itself changes constantly and is translated into an epic road movie.

The NO, GLOBAL TOUR film was presented for the first time at the Berlin International Film Festival 'Berlinale' in 2009.

Tickets are sold in Cinema Paradise prior to the screening. Admission is 1.100 ISK.

Length: 120 min.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 02.34.2015