Video stills of the work The Funeral Party, by João Leonardo, 2004

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The funeral party

DV-video Pal, 4:3, color, sound, 5:26 min

This work is a performance-based video that reflects upon human relations and gender issues. The action shows a character in a room 
where one by one, several persons of both genders come into the scene to kiss him. The character sprays his mouth in between each 
kiss, creating a cold mechanism of separation and distance from each contact. The use of repetition transforms the action into 
something paradoxical and absurd, making the eventual intimacy established in each kiss emptied of its affective content.

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