Last Words, 2017

Hong Kong 2017
Selma Feriani Gallery
Video artwork (HD)
Edition of 5
Last words is a four-minute video recording the reading performance of an excerpt on love from Ibn Arabi’s Meccan Revelations . Throughout the video, the reading is made difficult or impossible due to the rapid solidification of wax poured over text. The performer - off screen - is caught into a race against time. He hesitates, speeds up, trying to read as much words as he can before the rapid transformation of wax. Toward the end of the video, he interrupts his reading as the text is entirely hidden. Content is deliberately concealed. We can but stumble against a white opaque screen that acts like an allegory of the never-ending flow of information and saturated images washing over the real.