HET GEEL VAN GENT
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