The Unbearableness of Being

(installation with video projection)

Centre Noroit, Arras, France.

June 2003
The Unbearableness of Being The Unbearableness of Being

The Unbearableness of Being, was based around a video installation self-portrait of my mouth prior to going to the dentist for major work. The problems of keeping my mouth open for videoing are clearly audible as is the, occasionally repeated, single sonorous gong of a clock. The video degrades as it is copied over and over again to extend the short footage to three hours. In front of the projected image are nine small sheets of glass, each with a pile of flour with a regular indentation in the top that contained a slide-size black and white image of my open mouth.