Category Archives: VIDEO

The Bride (1998)

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The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min.
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Seven directors from the fields of theatre, cinema, documentary and television were invited to play a game with three rules. They were each requested to rehearse the phrase “I want you to trust me” with the same actress and produce a film of this interaction. I provided a rehearsal space, a film crew and editing … Continue Reading ››

The Posers (2005)

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The Posers, 2005. Performance, 45min, video [Mini DV/DVD], 18min (Greg McLaren) - Sophia Kosmaoglou The Posers, 2005. Performance, 45min, video [Mini DV/DVD], 18min (Greg McLaren)
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The tableaux vivant was a 19th-century form of entertainment, typically involving the staging of scenes derived from popular paintings and sculpture, or moral and literary themes. In these elaborate stagings, the participants held their postures and expressions for up to twenty minutes. The tableau vivant can be traced to Emma Hamilton’s performances in Italy at the end of the … Continue Reading ››

Skinner-Box (2000)

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Skinner-Box, 2000. Double laminated spy-glass, spotlights, double time relay switch, DVD players, video projectors, CD players, amplifiers, speakers, 520 x 170 x 760 cm - Sophia Kosmaoglou Skinner-Box, 2000. Double laminated spy-glass, spotlights, double time relay switch, DVD players, video projectors, CD players, amplifiers, speakers, 520 x 170 x 760 cm
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…if one puts a creature into a Skinner Box, it will behave as one expects a creature in a Skinner Box to behave (Koestler, Arthur (1975). The Act of Creation. London: Picador, p. 248)

Two spaces of equal size are separated by a sheet of spy-glass. Each space is accessed through a different entrance. At intervals of 17 seconds the … Continue Reading ››