Francis Alÿs on artists as clowns



Belgian artist Francis Alÿs  talks about his work The Last Clown 1995–2000, an installation that comprises animation, drawings and paintings all depicting the same incident: a man tripping over a dog in a park. Alÿs explains how this absurd, real-life event can be read as a metaphor for the predicament of the artist. The Last Clown is currently on show at Tate Modern.