Lupita

2002

Beddington, Sarah
In 'Lupita' I made a video of half a dancing couple. Shot from the waist down their legs are engaged in what appears at first glance to be a passionate dance to a Latino rhythm across a dirty tiled floor in a public space. The continuity of the dance and the legs that move backwards and forwards in a camera angle that never changes is all suddenly disrupted when the woman is thrown violently to the ground and seems to suffer further abuse from her partner. The woman is slowly revealed as a life-size mannequin, animated by a man whose identity remains a secret. The fragmented sense of narrative in this piece, takes place somewhere between a dream and a nightmare. Sarah Beddington
  • Artwork Details: running time: 2 minutes 46seconds
  • Edition: Edition of 5
  • Material description: DVD
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC3/2003

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