Mouthpiece

May 2013

Mouthpiece presents excerpts from a CNN interview on American gun regulations and national identity. The work aims to sabotage the binary of the show’s format by removing sound and masking the face of both interlocutors with closed mouths. The edited result creates the impression that both speakers don’t move their lips throughout the interview. The absence of dialogue leaves the body language to become exaggerated and meaningless. Finally, the original speaking order is changed to further alter meaning and remove reference to the original dialogue.

7-minute loop of a video video installation.