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2011 - Video, 1min40

This video shows the artist's grandmother in action. The shot does not show the protagonist but her performance: making the painful effort to applaud by stretching the elastic of a jar as much as possible.
The positive report of the applause turns into a strenuous exercise, accentuated by the wheezing. In the foreground, a confectionery takes pride of place as a sort of reward. However, the candy only has a value of immobility in the face of the movement of the gesture and will remain placed on the table, as at the beginning of the video. Thus the artist diverts the expression “after the effort, the comfort” by “after the effort… nothing”.

Robin legge

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