I Want to Lick at Every Face in Dark Rooms

The shown video installation is a study of different kinds of gendered and visual role conditions and their attempts to position themselves in rhetorics and images. In that, the spoken text refers to Susan Sontag’s essay „Notes on ‚Camp‘“ (1961 in „the Partisan Review“) and widens with the artist’s comments. Viewers find themselves within a specific interstage between moments of construction and breakdown of roles, in between the shifting of the negative and the affirmative.

1-channel video installation, 2015
speakers on tripod, flat screen on tripod
video: 10‘55“, Full-HD, 16:9, loop, stereo-sound
object: wood, aluminium, plastic, acrylic on tracing paper

References

Eribon, Didier: Insult and the Making of the Gay Self. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004.
Sontag, Susan: Anmerkungen zu „Camp“. In: Sontag, Susan: Geist als Leidenschaft. Leipzig, Weimar: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1989. S. 5 -59.
Music:
Dion, Céline: On ne change pas. Columbia Records, 1998