Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gaddafi, Anti-Colonial Performance Artist

Sticking strictly to the spectacular level, I've always had a soft spot for the Colonel's sartorial genius, his predilection for women-only teams of bodyguards, even his tent installations, clearly a wry commentary on the Serpentine Pavillion. But this might just be his best performance to date. Dressed like an improbable villain in a Leslie Neilsen comedy, he greets our national gnome wearing a large, and clearly homemade, framed picture of the anti-Italian guerrilla leader Omar al Mukhtar, the Lion of Desert. Take that, Nicolas Bourriaud.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lion of the desert.
Great film.. A. Quin.

4:33 PM  

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