Reconstruction of Homo Sapience: 20th c.
Videosculpture 1991-1997
by Ventsislav Zankov

realized 1995-1997

  • 1997 IFA gallery Berlin [images]

[текст на български]

снимки от реализацията 1997 IFA gallery Berlin

снимки от реализацията 1995 Археологически музей -София

 

in the Aercheological Museum 1995, sofia
 

a videosculpture “Reconstruction of Homo Sapience: 20th c.”. Accomplishing the collection of archeological findings: the distinctive features of human social and sexual behaviour are obviously getting blurred. On the other hand the phenomenon of Television dematerialises and annihilates sexuality by creating electronic objects of desire. TV absorbs us in virtual worlds and makes us feel them as our real, all-encompassing, precise and exhaustive world picture. What we lose, in the effort (and will) to trust this reality, is our ability for human communication.

"Television signifies the body-becomes-electronic, the body-without-sex, it is a practice for a role in the world of no-body."

Ebda s17


Description: Four TV screens, arranged in a column one over the other, display different parts of a human body, so that the four screens put the body together: standing still, with hands let loose beside the hips. The whole body comprises of four different fragments, each of them recorded and displayed with a separate video recorder. The body is slowly turning round. In the beginning it is a dressed male body, which turning round and round systematically loses parts of its clothes. When the part below the waist is already undressed it turns out that in stead of the male genitals under the clothes, pubic hair and shapely female legs appear. At the same time the two screens above display the torso of a man, dressed in shirt. The metamorphoses of the body go through a variety of stages: a nude male body that suddenly acquires female breasts - a nude female body - a dressed female body until it comes back to its initial image. A hybrid hermaphrodite is composed, 25 years old (average age).

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