Simon Starling, "Autoxylopyrocycloboros", 2006, film
A somewhat unwieldy name for such an elegant and conceptually resolved work. The film meticulously shot on super 16mm, which seems to be the contemporary art moving image medium of choice at the moment, features two men in a boat navigating a picturesque mist-shrouded Scottish Loch. I assume that one of the men is the artist. The boat is an old wooden one powered by a fuel burning stove, the two men are hard at work sawing pieces of the boat away which in turn are used to fuel the engine that propels its passage. And so it goes until the boat finally starts taking on water and rather undramatically sinks.