Francis Alÿs (b. 1959)
When Faith Moves Mountains (2002)
A Project for Geological Displacement.
A project by Francis Alÿs, collaborating with Rafael Ortega and Cuauhtémoc Medina.
On April 11th 2002, 500 volunteers were called in order to form a line to move a sand dune situated in the surroundings of the city of Lima. This human comb progressed pushing forward a certain quantity of sand with shovels in order to move the dune from its original position. The actual displacement was of an infinitesimal proportion, but not its metaphorical resonance.
Duration: 15 min