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  • Ann-Sofi Sidén

    Galeria Pepe Cobo

    A long, low wooden bench faced a succession of videos projected onto the wall by five projectors. The thirty-five-minute-long 3MPH (Horse to Rocket), 2003, begins mysteriously, with the noise of hoofbeats but no image. Eventually one sees a woman dressed in pants, a blue shirt, and a wide-brimmed hat, setting off for what turns out to be a twenty-five-day journey on horseback.

    The woman is Ann-Sofi Sidén herself. Her project: to ride from San Antonio to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston—an exceptionally slow trip by the standards of contemporary transportation. In a society that

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