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Timothée Calame

Composition

2015

HD Video, colour, sound

14:48min

Courtesy of Weiss Falk and the artists

[…] Calame and Arthur Fink’s video Composition, 2015, a largely wordless and aimless tour of the Swiss town La Chaux-de-Fonds. A rigorously planned, now gradually more depressed workers’ enclave, summed up by Marx in a footnote in Capital as simply “a huge watch manufactory,” La Chaux-de-Fonds is the birthplace of Le Corbusier and of renowned luxury watchmakers from Omega to Rolex, none of them afforded further recognition here. […]

 

Daniel Horn on Composition (Artforum, November 2016)