Michael Landy


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This twenty seven minute documentary by artist Michael Landy charts his fascination with Jean Tinguely's 1960 art work Homage to New York, the most famous of Tinguey's auto-destruct machines.

Having taken three weeks to construct, the machine took twenty seven minutes to destroy itself in front of an invited audience in the Museum of Modern Arts' Sculpture Garden. Both a celebration and meditation, it will be Michael's testament to his relationship with Homage to New York. It echoes, extends and reflects on what happened on that rainy night forty-nine years ago.