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Artist in Residence

Manuel Saiz

Manuel Saiz is a Spanish, London based visual artist. Since the middle eighties he has been showing sculptures, photographic prints and videos in art galleries and museums worldwide. Since 1995 he works mainly in video and video installations. His productions have been shown in many art film and video festivals, commercial galleries and public spaces worldwide.

Manuel Saiz explores notions of what it means to be an artist (and a human being) with unusual, often humorous perspectives. His work often deals with the thin line between reality and art.

In Utrecht he worked on the editing of his most recent work, Train Time Zeit Zug, from August the 1st. Train Time Zeit Zug was both a documentary and an exhibition about the plan of an artist to construct a 2400 km circular high speed train track in central Europe, crossing Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium and The Netherlands and transported a convoy that covered this circle in 12 hours, driving 200 km/h. This train track served as an art installation, a continental dimension clock, a tourist attraction and as a symbol of the European identity.

For more information on the project, go here for a website that extensively documents the plan. For more general information on Manuel Saiz, visit his website.

Other Impakt works and pages about Erik Bunger:

The Two Teams Team – Manuel Saiz


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