Bukovec, Vesna
No. 883
"I can create positive change"

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Artist: Bukovec, Vesna
Title: I can create positive change
Duration: 00:02:30
Year: 2010
Genre: Art video / Performance
Production: Bukovec, Vesna
Country: Slovenia
Language: english
 
SYNOPSIS
Video is a part of White Performances / Positive Affirmations, a series calling out the deceptiveness of the ostensible happiness and illusions about a perfect life.
We see a woman cleaning and chanting a mantra, which is a parody pointing out the absurdity of work automatism especially with so called women chores like cleaning, putting on make-up or knitting. The mantra also reminds us of new age lifestyle which promotes the power of suggestive thoughts. Music is light and easygoing, image is clean and immaculateness is emphasized by usage of white color.
 
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