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Vital Signs

VITAL SIGNS

Vital Signs, 1991, a multi-media collage film/video challenges Western constructions of death as horrible and fearful by reversing this ideology. Instead of fear or aversion, death, in the form of a skeleton is embraced, fed, clothed, walked with and made love to.
By embracing death in a public place, by performance in a college courtyard, by coming a variety of mediums, the hidden sutures of form and the displacement of this significant life process, death, are revealed.

USA 1991, 10 min

by

Barbara Hammer