Gender Gamble (2005)

gender gamble


gender gamble-act 4
video performance, video file, loop, 18 min 20 sec, colour, original sound
presentation as projection: size minimum 3m x 4m, lower edge meets with the floor

The stage set of the performance fills only half of the video format. In a five-act play I appear with a de-familiarized physiognomy. The choreography I perform is based on poses by a variety of models in fashion magazines. I use two blocks of wood to create all the postures. As soon as I have adopted a pose, I switch on additional lighting on the set. The lower half of the video instantaneously becomes a mirror image of the upper half. The set creates a seemingly perfect façade, the constructions disappear.