Sophia Kosmaoglou The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min

The Bride (1998)

Sophia Kosmaoglou The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min

What we do in dreams we also do when we are awake: we invent and fabricate the person with whom we associate – and immediately forget we have done so. (Friedrich Nietzsche (1973). Beyond Good and Evil. London: Penguin, p. 101)

Seven directors from the fields of theatre, cinema, documentary and television were invited to play a game with three rules. Each director was asked 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 studio, a film crew and editing facilities. The seven films were combined into a feature-length film and screened asynchronously in an installation of three monitors.

Sophia Kosmaoglou The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
Sophia Kosmaoglou The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
Sophia Kosmaoglou The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
Sophia Kosmaoglou The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
Sophia Kosmaoglou The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min
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THE BRIDE Theoni Skaleri
THE BACHELORS Angela Brouskou, Yiannis Houvardas, Yiannis Kakleas, Dimitris Kandas, Giorgos Panousopoulos, Aris Retsos, Stella Theodoraki
CAMERA & LIGHTING Akis Safaris
SOUND George Panagiotakis
EDITING Sophia Kosmaoglou, Giorgos Panousopoulos, Stella Theodoraki
Filmed at Κτίριο Καλλιτεχνών, Athens.
EXHIBITIONS Sophia Kosmaoglou: You Don’t Have To Say Please, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art, Athens, 1998
COURTESY the artist EDITION 1 + artist’s copy
Sophia Kosmaoglou THE BRIDE Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (1998). Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min.