Two Hands Warm up an Ice Cube Into a Circle No 1
Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, 1972 - 1975, 22'00''

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From the opening title we can sense an affinity with process art. The title transforms itself gradually and slowly just like ice melts and changes form. An ice cube is kept between the palms of the hands. Slowly the hands rub the ice The hands open and close themselves. They play with the ice, hold it rub it. The ice is moved slowly from one hand to the other, until it has melted. The hands then disappear from view. A pool of water finishes off the last sequence of the tape. The duration of the video corresponds to the melting process of the ice.

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Stefan Aquilina

  • Date: 1972 - 1975
  • Length: 22'00''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: body art, conceptual
  • Keywords: art, body