4 Werken
Wink van Kempen, 1975, 24'19''

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Anecdotal tape consisting of four works which are announced by the title of the accompanying music. Their common characteristic is that all four pieces are about ill-fated love affairs. The intimate conversations taking place are supported by images. When, in This nearly was mine, the topic of conversation is an encounter between a man and a woman in the shoe department of De Bijenkorf, we can see images of black high-heel sandals. In Save the last dance for me, the conversation between two men about the enjoyment of parties is illustrated by a stilll life of record sleeves, LPs, a radio and a lipstick. You are so beautiful is an exception; it does not include a conversation, you just hear the title song. In this work, a woman’s face remains concealed behinda man’s hand, which is held between her and the camera. In We’re only just begun, the break between two lovers is the most final. The earlier works on the tape are about a fleeting encounter between two persons, and about mutual attraction. In the final piece, a relationship already exists. When a man’s voice talks about the moment the relationship started to go wrong, the woman disappears from the screen. The room where she was sitting grows dim, now and then to be lit up by a blue flash. Read more...

  • Date: 1975
  • Length: 24'19''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: narrative, music (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: personal history