A Needle in a Haystack: A Humorous and Frustrating Performance Piece

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The phrase, “it’s like finding a needle in a haystack” has never been more true in Sven Sachsalber‘s performance piece at the Palais de Tokoyo in Paris. Setting aside 24 hours to handpicking his way through a large pile of hay, his process was filmed for 18 hours until the shiny piece was finally discovered. The piece, Looking for a Needle is described by the artist as “often funny, often serious and sometimes both,” and points out that “his works have a universal poetic element that does not need much explanation.

 

via Beautiful / Decay


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