The 61 Hours in de Appel band II
Sef Peeters, 1976, 17'53''

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With 'for those who love me, for those who hate me' as his motto, Peeters films himself during various activities. This second tape is of a more personally physical nature than the first one. It is the registration of normal activities of the body. Breathing, blinking, and making noises. The upper part of his face, with eyes open and closed, his stomach while he is breathing heavily, and rocking on a chair with his head resting on his arms, while he is making a humming sound. Unlike Part 1, where the body was conspicuous by its absence and the traces of someone’s physical presence replaced the body itself, Part 2 is expressly centred on the body. The movements, the exterior, the potential of the body are shown and registered. Part 2 is the ultimate proof tha someone was actually present, who left behind traces and, through physical activity, transformed the space into what it is. Read more...

  • Date: 1976
  • Length: 17'53''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: body art, performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: body, identity