Blinking Jesus

Artist: Leopold Kessler
project | Intervention, Video | 2004

Leopold Kessler works as a dissident engineer to uphold the cultural importance of public maintenance. His interventions are sought in the cracks of what is otherwise hyper-regulated public space. Trash cans are raised to become baskets for some new urban sport. Subway signs are repaired. Public lights get clandestinely connected to a remote control so that they can be switched on and off according to the artist's will.With these gestures and acts of exploitation, Kessler prepares the conditions for a discreet revolution against public authorities. In this way, he questions what he considers to be enforced limitations masquerading as protective measures for the citizenry.


Manifesta 5 | 2004.06.11 - 2004.09.30 | Arteleku(San Sebastián, Spain) | Casa Ciriza(San Sebastián, Spain) | Koldo Mitxelena(San Sebastián, Spain) | Kubo Kutxa Kursaal | Museo San Telmo(San Sebastián, Spain) | Ondartxo(San Sebastián, Spain) | San Sebastián | Soto del Aquarium(San Sebastián, Spain)