GABRIELA MATEESCU

ANASTASIA MANOLE

CRUTCHES

3 VIDEO INSTALLATION

2013

 

In the video project "Crutches" the artist's discourse deconstructs the idea of a discourse by projecting the very limits of language and the flawed correlation between thoughts and expression. "Crutches" are those expressions meant to facilitate a conversation and one's train of thought within the communication act. However, these crutches tend to be used and abused in a process that merely simulates an actual conversation, where the the dialogue/monologue loses its meaning. This loss of meaning translates into nervous gestures and absurd repetitions in an attempt to make up for the missing content.

Every video uses a verbal tic that is repeated in a fictional conversation ( all the movies are in Romanian). The videos can be viewed also without a sound, focusing on the gestural crutches used.