Friday, May 14, 2010

a mountain of emotion

This one of those works of art that was able to move me to tears when I first encountered it in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It's something I still think about when I'm feeling sad or frustrated. The piece is a diptych- two videos shown side by side on flat screen monitors mounted to the wall - and the other video is of a woman. They are both shown in a highly emotional state, which builds and eventually climaxes with simultaneous screams, all in silence and slow motion, separate but together. My favorite part of this one video is the look of relief on his face when he first stops screaming.

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