1977 | 00:22:20 | United States | English | B&W | 4:3 | Video
Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles
Using performance as a means of personal transformation and catharsis, Mitchell’s Death mourns the death of Montano’s ex-husband. Every detail of her story, from the telephone call announcing the tragedy, to visiting the body, is chanted by Montano as her face, pierced by acupuncture needles, slowly comes into focus then goes out again. The chanting is reminiscent of Buddhist texts, while the needles signify the pain that is necessary for healing and understanding.
This title is also available on I Say I Am: Program 2.
Exhibitions + Festivals
Courtisane Festival, Ghent, Belgium, 2014
Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, re.act.feminism #2, October 6 2011-September 1 2013