At David Zwirner Gallery’s Instagram, we stumbled on this compelling video of Columbian artist Oscar Murillo intently making art while on a flight to…where? It was part of an exhibition at the gallery’s online Viewing Room, a marvelous digital space where visitors can explore and collect works by gallery artists.
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In Poetics of Flight, Murillo describes how air travel and airplanes are “an important site of production” for his work:
Constant transnational movement has become an integral facet of my practice. Flight becomes not just a means of travel but a sacred ‘other’ space, the aeroplane seat itself becoming a unique ‘studio’ at a remove, a non-place which is both physically confined and freed from being in any real geographical location.
The drawings made on board planes, in hotels, and in any space of transition have a similar function: they feed a sickness, a relentless laboring.