Point, Line, Particles
This video is the result of a single action applied to an established route: the railway line. In Point, Line, Particles (2008), the artist sprays a halted train. When it starts, a line is drawn; taking up speed, the paint does not adhere to the surface and a cloud of particles diffuses into the air. The film goes against the principles of formal composition proposed by Kandinsky in Point and Line to Plane (1926), that a straight line is the product of a force applied in one direction. Here, the force that creates the line is exercised through the media and not by the artist.
Read Fayçal Baghriche in conversation with Sheyma Buali here.