Richard Serra b. 1939
Surprise Attack (1973)
(1973) 1:13 min video
The camera focuses on Richard Serra's lower arms as he tosses a piece of lead from one hand to the other and recites a text from Schilling's "The Strategy Of Conflict." The rhythm of the throwing is in sync with the emphasis of the reading, accentuating the implications of the game theory. The use of lead is a reference to Serra's first film, Hands Catching Lead.
By Richard Serra. Production by Carlota Schoolman. Photographed by Babette Mangolte. Sound by Kurt Munkacsi. With Richard Serra. (1973, 2 mins, Tape Courtesy of Castelli-Sonnabend)