The special evening program of Art Basel’s Public sector in Miami Beach featured a live performance conceived by the artist Pope L. This video documents the gig in Collins Park in Miami Beach on December 2nd, 2015. This video is an excerpt, please scroll down for the complete film.
Pope L: The Beautiful (2015), presented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash at Art Public, Art Basel in Miami Beach. Collins Park, December 2, 2015.
Four Superman-dressed men, with skateboards strapped to their backs, roll onward in the dark. The rumbling of their wheels grows louder through speakers, and blends with the low churning of electric guitars. The ‘Super- Gents’ reach a wooden stage and crab-walk their way up, barely tting onto the small surface. Holding each other, they nally break into a heart-rending, soulful version of the patriotic song America The Beautiful. In this elaborate production, the artist has conceived and directs a spectacle that is beautiful, sorrowful and terrible at once. Presented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash.
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Complete video (13:36 min.):