Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed
Birth of Love - Adel Abdessemed

Birth of Love

Adel Abdessemed

This video piece, projected large on a wall (as are all Abdessemed’s projections), is a close-up shot of a cat eating a mouse on the pavement near the artist’s flat on rue Lemercier. The camera was placed directly on the ground. The sweetness of the title—Birth of Love—seems to contradict the act of devouring. True enough, the imagery is free of aggression— we did not see the prey being attacked, we witness just the meal. And the chewing is done efficiently, without cruelty. The cat calmly eats the intes- tines, raising its head from time to time to check that no other predators are near. The ineluctability and naturalness of the scene present the viewer with a blend of sweetness, innocence, and violence typical of the relation- ship between animals, even if the artist has set this scene in the “human” environment of a city. AM

2006 / Projection vidéo, 1 min. 30 sec. (en boucle), couleur, son
Dimensions variables (aspect ratio 4:3)