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Man in Space is a 1982 installation made by artist Jonathan Borofsky in collaboration with filmmaker Gary Glassman. It consists of a monitor on a base and a wall painting behind it. The video alternates white drawings on a black ground and black drawings on a white ground. In the centre of the screen, an anthropomorphic figure with a rabbit’s head seems to be permanently falling. Its arms and legs, represented by empty volumes, are not connected to its trunk and its body, which is almost like that of a robot, appears fragmented. In the centre of the figure there is a clock with hands which seem to be detached as well.


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