Perroquet

Perroquet

Silent color video, 46’12 min

2013

Perroquet is a video of an actress (Catherine Mongodin) filmed watching a movie on a televsion monitor. The monitor is not visible, nor is the film, all one sees are the colors of the image reflected on her face, and the events of the movie reflected in her expressions. The piece can only be shown on a television monitor or flatscreen tv. The movie she is watching is The Wizard of Oz (1939), one of the first full technicolor films, as well as one of the most color saturated films ever made. Catherine Mongodin had not seen the film before the shoot, nor were her reactions in any way scripted.

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