Heart Shaped Bruises Video Documentation.

Diego Ramirez has sent me the final Video for his installation work i composed for.

Great Video documenting the approach and style.

Here is some writing about it:

Heart-Shaped Bruises employs an abstract scene of domestic violence as an allegory to explore issues related to gender. Accentuating plasticity and artifice, I perform a couple made of two pervasive gender stereotypes, the “Femme Fatale” and “The Jock”. Clearly, the “couple” is not a real couple, but me lip-synching, dressing and cross-dressing. The characters have a dramaturgic edge, but are by no means unrealistic. Heart-Shaped Bruises seeks to question the way in which we perform gender stereotypes and the social harm that they produce, as well as bringing attention to their absurdity.

The abrasive sound by Ryan Granger captures the tormented psyche of the characters. Where gender binaries are so violent and destructive that they have bruised their bodies, broken their noses and disfigured their faces.

The flat screens on which the work is presented resemble family portraits, while the sound equipment that surrounds them echoes a home theatre system.

 

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