Accessibility Links

Luis Gispert, Block Watching, 2002

2m Video Art 2003

Block Watching (2003) presents a cheerleader lip-syncing and dancing to the screeching cadence of a car alarm. Accessorized in gold chains, armbands, bangles, and hoop earrings, the cheerleader mimics car alarm sounds through a combination of mouth and body movements that change according to the rhythm and staccato of the electronic beats. Set against a green screen, Block Watching’s protagonist repurposes everyday sounds and objects to conjure joy from the absurd.

LUIS GISPERT. Block Watching, 2002. Color video, with sound, 2 min., 1 sec. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Key Biscayne, Florida. © Luis Gispert. Courtesy of Fred Snitzer Gallery

Español

Block Watching (2003) presenta a una porrista rubia fingiendo que canta y baila al ritmo chirriante de la alarma de un automóvil. Adornada con cadenas, brazaletes, pulseras y aretes dorados, la porrista imita los sonidos de una alarma de carro mediante una combinación de movimientos de la boca y del cuerpo que cambian según el ritmo y el staccato de los sonidos electrónicos. Filmada frente a una pantalla verde, la protagonista de Block Watching reutiliza sonidos y objetos cotidianos para conjurar alegría de lo absurdo.

Kreyol

Block Watching (2003) prezante yon majorèt blond ki ap senkronize bouch li epi ap danse nan kadans yon alam machin. Aksesorize ak chenn lò, braslè ak gwo zanno, majorèt la ap imite son alam machin nan ak mouvman bouch ak kò li ki chanje selon ritm ak son kout sou kout yon bit elektwonik. Devan yon dekò vèt, pwòtagonist Block Watching la re-itilize son ak objè chak jou pou evoke kè kontan nan moman ridikil.

_LUIS GISPERT, Block Watching, 2003. Videyo koulè, ak son, 2 min., 1 sec. Koutwazi Galri Fred Snitzer _

Artist

Luis Gispert

Closed Captions [CC]

English, Español (Latinoamérica)

Country

United States

You may also like

Sandra Ramos, Acuarium, 2013
4m Video Art 2013
Youssef Nabil, I Saved My Belly Dancer, 2015
12m Video Art 2015
Los Carpinteros, Conga Irreversible, 2012
12m Video Art 2012
Wangechi Mutu, Amazing Grace, 2005
7m Video Art 2005

Available on TV apps