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View of “Sarah Browne,” 2011. Back left, and front: Second Burial at Le Blanc, 2011. On bench: On Hoarding, Accumulation, and Gifting, 2011.

Sarah Browne

Project Arts Centre

View of “Sarah Browne,” 2011. Back left, and front: Second Burial at Le Blanc, 2011. On bench: On Hoarding, Accumulation, and Gifting, 2011.

Sarah Browne’s recent exhibition took its title from her work Second Burial at Le Blanc, 2011, which consists of a silent color 16-mm film projection and a glass-domed object identified as a “ticker-tape countdown clock.” The film documents an event staged by the artist in the French town of Le Blanc on April 1, 2011: Local residents carried the clock on a wooden bier, proceeding from the modern Hôtel de Ville or town hall to Château Naillac, a medieval castle that houses a small museum. The film ends with a close-up of the object in the museum, its ticker tape in silent motion. In the gallery, where the clock sits spotlit on a plinth, its mechanism was both clearly visible and occasionally audible above the whirring of the film projector. Drawing its information from a live currency feed via wireless Internet, the ticker tape tracks the shifting relationship between the euro and

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