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  • Michael Fliri

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 7

    An American football player hurls himself against a wall of soft, colored Plasticine, which absorbs the impact—at which point he inevitably falls to the ground. The wall is indented by the blows of his helmet. The stadium is deserted. There is no game under way. The gesture is meaningless, the action futile, all the more so because it is repeated and always produces the same result.

    Thus the content of the left-hand screen in Michael Fliri’s three-channel video projection Getting Too Old to Die Young, 2008. Once this action was concluded, the video on the central screen began, and finally the

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