DONT BLINK FOR 45 SECONDS (AFTER KATHY DILLON) is a
45 second performative video work addressing the thresholds and
limitations of the body in relation to control. For a period of
45 seconds the subject peers into the camera trying not to blink.
As time progresses fingers are used to prop open the eyes until they
well with tearsand finally close. This work pays homage to the
1971 video by Vito Acconci entitled « Pryings », where Acconci
and collaborator Kathy Dillon struggle for a period of 21 minutes:
he trying to keep her eyes open, she trying to close them shut.
dont blink for 45 seconds (after kathy dillon)
Performance/Experimental, Quebec, 2007, 1 min 31 s, colour, no dialogue