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: Guido van der Werve’s Number Eight, Everything is Going to Be Alright
at Luhring AugustineWhy You Should Go:
Luhring Augustine’s video cave is perfect for watching Dutch artist Guido van der Werve’s beautiful, haunting films. In Number Eight, Everything is Going to Be Alright
, a huge ship lurches through an ice-covered tundra while a person walks in front: you’re never sure about the distance between the two, and if the ship’s path will collide with the solitary individual out at the frozen sea. For those with plenty of time, you can watch van der Werve’s Number Twelve
, a 40-minute-long film about chess, set to the artist’s own piano composition.
Random Gossip: Not only is van der Werve an artist, he’s a chess lover, a classically-trained musician, and a triathlete. For the past three years, he’s organized a 30-mile run from New York City to the grave of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.