St. John the Baptist : Performance / Installation

Alward, Sharon. St. John the Baptist : Performance / Installation. Winnipeg, Man.: Sharon Alward, 1998.

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Abstract (English)

This video documentation of a performance/installation by Alward is introduced by a quotation on hospitality by Baudrillard. Framed by columns, a female figure (the artist) wearing neon and plexiglass wings is seated on a rotating stool, while video images of bears, a hand rubbing a foot in water and faces of women are projected on various screens in the background. The performer’s head and neck later reappear, smeared with red liquid, while she interacts with a male photographer, and comments on the piece to a woman taking notes, to the sounds of ambient gallery noises, conversations and whispered texts dealing with suffering, violence, God, Jesus and sexuality.

Types: Audio, visual, multimedia
All Contributors: Alward, Sharon (Artist); Alward, Sharon (Author)
Dossier: 410 - ALWARD, SHARON
Location: Réserve des formats numériques et documents audiovisuels
Collation: 1 video cassette (7 min, 41 s)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Winnipeg, Man.: Sharon Alward
Artists: Alward, Sharon
Event Statement: Performance dates unknown, Ace Art (Winipeg).
Deposited by: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:17
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