- Francesc Torres Barcelona, Spain, 1948
- Edition/serial number:Unlimited
- Media description:Video (Digital Betacam and DVD)
- Duration:55 min. 12 sec.
- Colour:Black and white
- Category: Video, Performance
- Entry date:2008
- Register number:AD05092
- Image credit:Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York (http://www.eai.org)
This video work contains a compilation of various actions by the artist to do with his life history and the agents that have helped the formation of his identity. The actions include: a performance in which Francesc Torres talks with his reflection in the mirror, blaming it for all his failings; another in which he reads out to camera a series of sentences he has heard through his life, pointing out the place and the year they were said; the performance Under the Kitchen Table, recorded in private in 1975 as he lay naked under a table which was covered with a tablecloth, in which he tells a story of unrequited teenage love in Catholic Spain, that he wrote at 16. Finally, there is Mental Dirt Is Not as Easy to Clean Up as Bodily Dirt, recorded in 1974, in which the artist is seen taking a shower after reading a text, materialising the Catholic metaphor about cleanliness of body and mind.
Francesc Torres Artworks in the collectionSee all the artworks
Antoni Muntadas, Francesc Torres, Nacho Criado, Francesc Abad, Alberto Corazón
Serie Documentos n.º 11: tierra, aire, agua, fuego (Documents Series No. 11: Earth, Air...1973
Interacción de dos elementos sobre una hoja de papel (Agua-fuego [sol]) (Interaction of...1972
Esferoide de hielo (Spheroid of Ice)1968