Étant donné - Use a Bicycle - a black and white 16 mm film, 2011 - 12 min long
THE FILM : (email me for password)
see the exhibition in Vienna. Kunstforum 2012
This video is all about Marcel Duchamps artistic dream which he left behind reconnecting himself to his origine with Alfred Jarry's The Supermale ... in which he see PERPETUAL MOTION FOOD at its best... (and most potent.. isn t it ! ) in fact that fantasy leaves the woman .... as already throughout the book .... exhausted to death ..
Now, Duchamp who was a reader of Jarry and big admirer of him has inherited many features of Jarry - his bicylce mania, his love for word games, his love for gender ambivalence and his love for machines in the realm of erotic manufacturing of pleasure (and pain)
now... this is simply what it is...: Yes, she did it loving a bicycle ...
for those concerned about the gaze - i wasn t present only my 16 mm film camera was present and let the woman and her pleasure machine alone. I put the film together, added the titles and never saw it in total. I don t feel entitled to that but recognize from the bits and pieces I saw that she enjoyed it.
Thanks to VV staring. New York 2011
this film is best presented as an installation of some sorts