59 Positions

(59 Stellungen)

Austria 1992. Dir Erwin Wurm.

In the 59 struggles for a position in Erwin Wurm’s 1992 video piece 59 Positions, the artist’s body and clothes are displayed in the act of deforming each other. As Wurm’s improbable, misshapen sartorial creations pose in silence for the camera, they appear at once substantial yet perplexing, solemn yet pathetically clumsy.