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DICTA II

DICTA II

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4k transferred to full HD video │ 10ʼ20"│ sound │ color │ 2018

Following the radical reading of nonsense text in Dicta I as the critical commentary on the production of nonsense in the current political sphere, Dicta II continues to explore the notion of nonsense through reading of the safewords, collected over time on various BDSM forums. Spoken in dry and emotionless manner resembling a distorted dictionary organized by an unspecified method, these words cluster together by mimicking the architecture of language.

The video follows a sparring session between two MMA fighters intersected by scenes of an unspecified game with balls in different sizes and colors. The scenes punctuated by the reading of safewords further explore the idea of consensual violent interactions and their limits as a metaphor for the current state of democracy by simulating language purely made on the concept of the perpetual “STOP."

DICTA II was Co-produced by Jeu de Paume, Paris, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux et Museo Amparo, Puebla.