Choose Your Plague

Paul Lang

1993, 06:00 minutes, colour, English


In reaction to the presence of AIDS, HIV and all the words that are used to describe, sanitize and categorize this plague, Longboy and Lang literally eat their words, consuming and regurgitating the language that informs, traps and recreates the "isms" of our society. The tape was produced for "A day without Art" and presented as a window installation at Video In, Vancouver, Canada.

Une réaction à la présence du SIDA et du HIV et de tous les mots qui décrivent, "assainissent" et classent par catégorie tous les aspects de cette peste. Zachery Longboy et Paul Lang avalent bel et bien leurs paroles, consommant et régurgitant les mots qui informent, piègent et récréent les "ismes" de notre société.

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