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Bollos, 1996

Single-channel video, 3 min
VHS transferred to DVD, b/w, without sound

In this most militant piece, Cabello/Carceller appropriate the word "bollera", used as a denigrating name for lesbians, and literally embody it: the two of them defy the categorisation involved in scrutinising another person’s face in a film portrait of the duo each eating a "bollo", or creampuff. By reappropriating the insult, one of the queer strategies par excellence, and liberating it from its erstwhile moral charge they make it once again a personal identifiable adjective.

Text: Manuel Segade


Bollos, 1996
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