"Accelerator/Sisyphus," video still (2003)

"Accelerator/Sisyphus," video still, 2003
Video on plasma screen, 3 minute 56 second loop.
Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

"The beauty that I’m interested in is involved in high aesthetics, where you debate good and evil, the beautiful and the monstrous. At that level, it’s very hard to discern whether what you are talking about is the beautiful or the monstrous- whether what you are embracing is truly good or evil. So when you stand in front of a Francisco Goya painting of Saturn devouring the sun, and you see this monstrosity, you look at the painting and say, ‘Man, that’s beautiful.’ What does it mean?"

- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle