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Hot not

Rachel Scott
2006

Recent performance video works by Rachel Scott have been invested with ideas of failure, longing, human weakness and self-consciousness. The work hot not is a single shot filmed on location in the private space of the suburban front garden. Employing self-deprecating black humour and confessional-like candour, it operates as a roughly drawn sketch or diary entry: a direct and unmediated communication subverting the line between public and private.

By investigating the idea of the public ‘face', the work dissolves the distinction between art and life and focusses on the individual's psychological world. It simultaneously perpetuates and critiques the contemporary compulsion for one's existence to be expressed and inscribed through the camera lens.

Format
Video / DVD
Duration
00:03:17
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