"Returning a Sound," video stills (2004)

"Returning a Sound," video stills, 2004
Single channel video with sound, 5 minutes 42 seconds.
Courtesy the artists.

"All the videos we have done have a very strong sculptural presence. The trumpet in the muffler is sculptural. A table upside-down is sculptural. All of these function as sculptures, only they don’t make sense in the gallery. It doesn’t make sense to put the moped with the trumpet in the muffler in the gallery. Its meaning is more important, or it’s more meaningful, functioning in the world, and then it gets brought back to the gallery not as documentation but as a way to show how it functions in a very particular moment in time."

- Allora & Calzadilla