A young woman works to remove her clothes on the streets of Paris. Her movements waver between playfulness and desperation. She acts as if she is under the control of her clothes. The dress gracefully slips from her head, exhausted and beaten by the struggle.
The performance is disruptive to regular events; pedestrians purposely ignore the spectacle. She appears less willing to lose her apparel as the struggle grows more difficult. She maintains control over her actions, the continuity of narrative.
Text: Marty Spellerberg. Images: Blanca Casas Brullet, Prendas (Spain/France 2001, 11:30), courtesy of V tape.
Notes on V tape’s Curatorial Incubator, Round 2
- Blanca Casas Brullet’s Prendas
- Gunilla Josephson’s The Hedda Videos: Part 4
- Johanna Householder & b.h. Yael’s The Mission
- Laura Parnes’ Hollywood Inferno, Episode 1
- Eduardo Menz’s Las Mujeres de Pinochet
- Keith Sanborn’s Kritik an Reiner’s Vernunft
- Mirha-Soleil Ross’ Allo Performance!
- Ulrike Rosenbach’s Einwicklung mit Julia