Call it a smoky art installation or a unique tribute to what’s considered a timeless novel: Don Quixote. Also known as “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” by that Cervantes guy, ex-slave, soldier of fortune, and small time entrepreneur. Oh yeah, he wrote a novel too.
There’s supposed to be a message behind this also ingenious little project that enunciates the whole of Don Quixote (a real door stopper it is) letter by letter thru smoke. It’s a pretty incendiary broadside against the art establishment too. The most scathing part reads:
And so just as Don Quixote’s over-credulousness leads him to receive numerous violent thrashings and endanger Sancho Panza endlessly, so does our own artistic credulousness lead to an abundance of hypersyllabic essays on, quite frankly, bad ******* art.
There’s a whole lot more explanatory text that’s best viewed by opening the source link down south. In the meantime, enjoy the video:
Also, since we’re at it, we’d like to recommend an earnest reading of Don Quixote, a novel written at the behest of a Spanish nobleman several centuries ago. It’s a fun portrayal of Spain emerging from the Middle Ages. It’s rife with esoteric references as well. They don’t write books like they used to.
And—Shakespeare can suck it. Cervantes rules. Ha.
Source Mitchell F. Chan
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