Eva Teppe

2005, 04:25 minutes, colour, No language

TAPECODE 1067.02

The oath of silence finds a social setting in the Omertà, which binds the members of the Sicilian Mafia to a law of secrecy and is also respected by the island’s population out of fear of reprisals from the Mafia. In five video sequences shown simultaneously on five monitors, heads of men and women appear against a black background. In extreme slow motion, the individuals turn towards the viewer, slowly opening their eyes. After gazing intensively at the viewer, they turn inward again and resume their former positions. To each figure a specific sound assigned to underscore its character.

Video and sound installation for five monitors in a dark room.

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