Un beso (A Kiss), VHS transferred into DVD, b/w, sound, 4’
The work "Un beso" (A Kiss, January 1996), shown in the 2007 exhibition "Global Feminisms" at the Brooklyn Museum, is a conceptually complex but formally direct self-portrait. The video reflects on the paradoxes existing in human relationships and the dynamics that operate in collaboration. On the surface of the image, the identity of its characters emerges unfinished, and the work of completing it is left to the public. The use of black and white recalls the performative video pieces in the seventies, but in this occasion the scene appears fragmented, whereas the two faces kissing on the screen seem to be fighting to occupy its center while escaping the spectator’s gaze, a spectator whose visual pleasure is also restricted by a violent discussion that resonates from the background.