[NetBehaviour] TO LOSE: video commission by Arte Creative (2011).
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Tue Aug 16 20:13:02 CEST 2011
TO LOSE – A video commission by Arte Creative (2011), HD, 2min. 48sec.
Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau present a fictional artist incorporated
by an actor, presenting himself under the pseudonym “To Lose” and
showing some similarities in size and clothing with his famous
predecessor Toulouse Lautrec. His name is program: To Lose. Apart from
sounding vaguely french and somehow familiar in art history it is the
dooming failure contained in the artist’s name that is the focus of the
work. To Lose is showing the struggle of an artist to ‘come up’ with an
idea for his first solo exhibition in an ‘invisible dialogue’ with the
public, ultimately transforming his struggle and his failure into a work
of art ending with the last rebellious words of Toulouse Lautrec
pronounced on his death bed to his own father: “vieux con!” (old cunt!).
Warm regards, Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
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