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The The Things Is (For Three), Milton Keynes Gallery | reviews, news & interviews

The The Things Is (For Three), Milton Keynes Gallery

The The Things Is (For Three), Milton Keynes Gallery

Giorgio Sadotti is a sort of missing link between John Cage and Tommy Cooper

'1... 2': Has this artist chosen anonymity out of protest, or is it an act of suicidal perversity?

It’s not often you find yourself in an art gallery with the business end of a bullwhip whizzing inches from your nose. Wielded by a disconcertingly slight, black-haired woman who can barely be half its length, the terrifying instrument defines the dimly lit space with its whirling undulations and earsplitting crack, sending the gaggle of spectators cowering into adjacent rooms. Why there is also a grand piano present is probably only entirely known to the unnamed artist who brought this trickily titled exhibition into being.

It’s not often you find yourself in an art gallery with the business end of a bullwhip whizzing inches from your nose. Wielded by a disconcertingly slight, black-haired woman who can barely be half its length, the terrifying instrument defines the dimly lit space with its whirling undulations and earsplitting crack, sending the gaggle of spectators cowering into adjacent rooms. Why there is also a grand piano present is probably only entirely known to the unnamed artist who brought this trickily titled exhibition into being.

Each element simply is what it is, remorselessly pursuing its own obtuse rationale

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I`ve been following Sadotti for years. A very interesting chqrqcter and a very underrqted artist. Very much looking forward to seeing this show.

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