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Andrew Kötting: Revolver Part 1: Klipperty Klöpp 5–23 September 2012 | Artist’s Website
|Andrew Kötting | Revolver Part 1: Klipperty Klöpp | 5–23 September 2012 | Private View: Sunday 2 September 2–5pm | view REVOLVER Part 1|
Andrew Kötting, Klipperty Klöpp, 1984
Klipperty Klöpp is a film of the artist repeatedly and energetically running round a field in Gloucestershire pretending to be a horse. The record of this activity is accompanied by a soundtrack where certain phrases, some from the artist, some from written texts, can be made out from layers of sound.
In all Kötting's work, there is a more or less active reclamation of deep strains of popular experience and folk memory for the digital age. His project, vitally, operates against the hollow ordering of reality and existence. He is closer to the Native American Coyote, to the trickster, harlequin and knave in his operation than to the career 'administrator' artist. He is most adept at 'making do', at mining the creative possibilities of material or structural limitation to invigorating effect.
Surpasses even the 'Running-Jumping-Standing-Still Film'... a dada classic.