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Video and Language/Video as Language

November 22 – December 30, 1987

 
Linda Montano
Mitchell?s Death, 1978
22 min., B/W, stereo
 
In this tape Montano mourns the death of her ex-husband. Every detail of her story, from the telephone call announcing the tragedy to visiting the body, is chanted by Montano as her face, pierced by acupuncture needles, slowly comes into focus and then goes out again. When in the image, her lips momentarily falter, the audio track, i.e., her voice, resolutely continues.
 

   
   
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