Curator: Jean-François Chougnet | Session: Open Call – Screening of competition finalists
Epístola is an oral reflection on the violent situation that is taking place in my country, Venezuela. The access to guns from different sources has been growing exponentially in the last decades, increasing the rates of robbery and murder. Some failed mechanisms have been put in place by government, such as La Ley de Desarme (Disarmament Act). I’ve decided to give a blow-job to a gun to establish a dual discourse; it’s about submission and power relationships, pleasure and how it is shown in pornographic language, a pleasure that turns in an authority pattern. I think about how all Venezuelan people are kept in a state of passivity faced with a spiral of violence. Guns remain a control mechanism.
VideoPerformance | Camera: Irena Cabanach Dresdén | Action: Jhonny De Vasconcelos.