In this video Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys put themselves in the shoes of the two main characters. Similarly to their previous work Man is characterised as a walk-on in the puppet show of life, a cogwheel in the diabolical machine of destiny. Man is unfathomable and soulless, merely an object in a world of inanimate things. A world where the density, or intensity of the superficial is discussed, in order to dismantle the structure of being. The two characters undergo their ‘fatum’ in a bland Ghent hotel room, detached from emotion and language. Their senseless dialogues are read out in a distant way, communication is kept to a minimum, to the point that the borderlines between ‘subject’ and ‘object’ fade away.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

  • Format DVCAM(DVCAM)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col.
  • Year 2005
  • Duration 00:08:40
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: English UK
    Spoken: Dutch/ Flemish
  • Artists