Anish Kapoor Fan Fiction, 2020
Anish Kapoor Fan Fiction journeys through the process of shopping for a fake Anish Kapoor sculpture on Alibaba.com. Zooming in and out of the reflective surfaces of replica Sky Mirrors, Cloud Gates and other gleaming sculptures — originally made by Kapoor and now produced to order for a global consumer base — we catch a glimpse of those creating and photographing them, and the specific environments they are created or displayed in. Reflections of bodies pointing smartphones at the sculptures highlight the nature in which bodies and geographical locations are abstracted and communicated through the screens that facilitate much of our lives and purchases; these mass-produced replica artworks doubling as mirrors of the complex relationship between body and place within networked time and space.
This video was made for online exhibition Plicnik Space Initiative.