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The funeral party

2004

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.