Medium: HD video
Length: 2' 43"
Medium: Video installation (4 channels), HD video
This work presents an obsessive behaviour of hitting, a physical acting out of a mental disturbance. It consists of five scenes that contain repetitive and rhythmic strokes. After an initial presentation of each scene, the alternation of the scenes accelerates while the rhythmic pace of the strokes remains even.
An intention of this work is to provide the viewer with a sense of the disturbance in the mind of someone driven into performing this action, while remaining aesthetic visually and sonically.
The work's original inspiration is a personal recollection of the artist when, as a child, he performed this kind of action in order to control his emotions. The actions are really a violence against oneself as they depict either hitting oneself or hitting an object.
In the video installation, four of the five scenes are individually projected on the walls of a white cube or on suspended screens, surrounding the spectator with the obsession.
Divieto di Abbandono, Centre d'Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg, September 2016
Bé sotto la pelle, Magazzino del Sale 3, Venice, Italy, June 2010
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Attention: This virtual installation contains a video. For hardware reasons, the video is unlikely to work on computers produced before 2010.