Lipstick for the Border

David Askevold

2002, 13:48 minutes, colour, English


The preparation for this video was primarily psychological - to create an atmosphere of expectations of powerlessness to induce a frame of mind resulting in the appearance of a drug induced state. The camera work acts as a controller manipulator producing a hostage-like situation within an isolated environment.

The origins of this tape was inspired by the short 1949 film by Kenneth Anger titled "Puce Moment" in which a 'heroine', for most of the piece, elaborately prepares herself to venture outside of her house.

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