Sheffield Fringe

Pascual Sisto

Raised in Barcelona, Spain, Pascual Sisto graduated with a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Recent exhibitions include Seventeen Gallery (London, UK), Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, USA), Garage Projects at the 54th Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), Young Artists Biennial (Bucharest, Romania), Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona, Spain), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Istanbul, Turkey) and Five Thirty Three (Los Angeles, USA). Sisto lives and works in Los Angeles.

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached | USA 2001 | Digital video | 1 min 30s

Set against a barren sun trapped bit of LA concrete, No Strings Attached shows a familiar plastic chair enduring transitional change, as it is looped into a constant state of suspension. Whilst the lone chair is subjected to a choreography as sadistic as it is anthropomorphic, the observation of this process and realization of the technique involved sparks humour, excitement, builds tension and finally gives relief.

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