1991, 20:00 minutes, colour, English & French
"Niagara" is a video re-staging of a performance art piece of the same name.
"The Falls demonstrate very clearly to me the mystical union between people and nature. On the most obvious level, Niagara Falls remains a popular honeymoon resort for couples to consummate their own mystical union of marriage. I incorporate this motif into Niagara, and illustrate it through other mystical unions; that of the relationship of the daredevil to Niagara Falls, and the ritual marriage of nuns to Christ. Niagara Falls attracts an inordinate number of suicides, and I believe it has something to do with the ageless power and permanence of such places." -C.K.
Une performance en robe blanche de mariée avec un texte acide débité par une bouche féminine immobile. Des visions imaginaires d'un mythe, Niagara Falls (enfer ou paradis des lunes de miel) s'entrelassent avec des considérations humoristiques: mariages rituels entre des religieuses et le Christ; funambules casse-cou traversant les Chutes du Niagara sur un fil; consommation de l'union conjugale; l'amour et la mort.
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