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Disappearing Act

Barbara Cleveland
2011

Set against a stark black backdrop, the four members of Barbara Cleveland perform a literal act of disappearance. The locked off camera is placed at the beginning of a hand made cardboard tunnel, which intermittently omits an impotent puff of smoke lit up by a single light at the end of the vortex. Blindfolded, and dressed in highly constructed and physically constricting cardboard costumes, the members of Barbara Cleveland enter the frame one-by-one and vanish in a puff of smoke at the end of the tunnel.

Duration
6:27
video
HD
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Brown Council, Disappearing Act, 2011
Brown Council, Disappearing Act, 2011