Video

Emission

Nelson Henricks

1994, 12:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English, French sub-titles

TAPECODE 422.05

"The videotape Emission found its origins in three performances which I wrote between 1988 to 1991. In their original form, the performances dealt with a series of experiences I had involving sex and communications technologies. The videotape elaborates upon these themes to speak of how human beings exist in a margin between nature and technology, and works towards confounding any simplified analysis of this duality.
"Structurally speaking,Emission comprises eight episodes which are grouped into three 'acts'. The first of these deals with technology and language; the second implies a breakdown of language and a movement towards 'being animal'; the third envisions a confrontation with our animal nature, yet with an ultimate resignation to 'keep talking' and remain human." -N.H.

Basé sur trois performances écrites par l'auteur entre 1988 et 1991, Emission montre comment, face aux difficultés de langage et de communication entre les individus, l'être humain peut régresser et retrouver ses instincts les plus bestiaux. Partagé entre le désir d'un décodé différement selon chaque individu. En conclusion, reste l'espoir ultime qu'avec beaucoup de persévérance, le dialogue ramène un peu d'humanisme au menu.

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