No More Reality, une vidéoconférence (1991)

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No More Reality, une videoconference is a caricature of an art critic played by Parreno who speaks in incomprehensible verbiage in five different languages. A close-up shot shows the artist repeating the slogan “No more reality” while hitting his head and grimacing. The stuttering character is inspired by Ron Pearlman’s portrayal of the character Salvatore in the film The Name of the Rose (1980). He delivers a lecture about the relationship between art and power that is both comical and pathetic, but ultimately unintelligible. The film satirizes the hierarchical-cultural implications of specialized language. The message seems important, but most of the words remain lost in incomprehensible blather.


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