Joyan Saunders

1980, 10:00 minutes, colour, English


A fingernail inscribes/marks on the blackened surface of an arm -- a terse phrase referring to psychological and/or physical injury. The shiny black, the methodical pace, and the unidentifiable setting/context, function as alienating devices; violent and somehow poetic in their cool detachment.

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