video still, background to a seduction, Roubaix, 2004.
Background to a seduction
video 19 minutes, DVD from Betacam.
The conversation, held between a couple sitting at a table and drinking wine, kicks off the delicate Background to a Seduction, by South African artist Gregg Smith. Alternating between stretches of silence and conversation, the couple remains in the same place/stage setting. The viewers watch from different angles and locations. A subtle voyeurism connects us to a narrative that drifts through space. The location here represents transit, a passage to the confluence of gazes on the scene. (extract from Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival catalogue, 2005 >).
Produced by Le Fresnoy