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The Destruction of One Someone

Performance, collaboration with Pedro Gomez Egaña, 2011

A man and a woman sit side by side in front of laptops on a table in the middle of a room. A camera stands on a tripod behind them, pointing to the man's head. He is completely still, his head is recorded by the camera and broadcasted on a screen in front of them. The woman regularly types texts that are themselves shown on another screen, which is placed at the right side of the couple.

The texts are first person descriptions of animal hunting scenes, from both hunted and hunter's point of view. Every episode narrates one protagonist's failed intentions: a failed catching of prey, or the impossibility of escaping. After each story, the man plays a piece of classical music from his laptop. The performance length varies every time.

 

 

 

 

Documentation at Kunsternes Hus, Oslo 2011

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