Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Daniela I Kostova

Fair Play

Fair Play

Daniela I Kostova. Fair Play, 2000.

Description:
The video work Fair Play is based on a paradox. It presents a male and a female performer simulating a race. A closer examination of the work reveals the reason for their strained movements and torment--they are forced to drag their heavy shadows tied to their feet. Each “shadow” is a performer from the opposite sex. Fair Play questions gender constructions and archetypal opposites like male--female, life--death, black--white, attraction--repulsion, and love--hate. Fair Play  was part of the project Anti-Feminism, Anti-Machismo, XXL Gallery, Sofia, curated by Diana Popova. This video was shown also in Video Medeja, Novi Sad, Balkan Videofest, Belgrade, Tirana Biennale 1, Tirana, VA (MEDIA.DOC), Sofia.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
green, play, race, gender, paradox

Images
Invisible SuitsFixing RealityFair PlayDANY

Videos
NegotiationsFrame, courtesy Lino BaldiniMade In

Location
Troy, NY
USA

Contact
51 3rd Street
Troy, NY 12180
USA
danykosto@hotmail.com

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