Concerning the excess

by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 1996

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Stills from the nine minute video.

Three elements seem to connect and disconnect. A man discusses some implications of attempting to find a theory for cause and effect, while nursing a basket of deflating balloons. As he puts forth his arguments, the image of a child repeating a word over and over, gradually emerges from the background becoming the foreground. The final statement from the man asserts that art is the extra, the excess from a material cause and we are left with the question of just what this 'excess' is and with the image of man now only visible through the orifices of the child's face.

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