Self, Cinema No 1
(2007, HDV/Blu-Ray, Color, 3 Min. 13)
Performer: Lena Taege
Questions about cinema, identity, performance and a dying habit...
The video presents and questions the expressions and gestures of a performer, typical of acting, but also of people in actual everyday life.
These signifiers, used to build and perform a character in cinema, but also to construct and project one's own image in real life, convey a range of possible meanings.
The performer’s gaze confronts the viewer’s gaze, for whom an identity is performed.