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A Kiss, 1996

Single-channel video, 4’
VHS transferred to DVD, b/w, sound

The close-up of a kiss engages with the nineties slogan "the personal is political". The narrative quality of the filmic, inducing the spectator’s suspension of disbelief, is laid bare by the soundtrack: the contrast between the kiss and a couple arguing short-circuits a reading of something otherwise pleasurable with the sonic insertion of the complexity of interpersonal relationships.

Text: Manuel Segade

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A Kiss, 1996
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