Paused america. Video installation. 2008

The work consist in the projection of the movie “American Beauty”, paused in the minute 19:23. The real pause in the projection transform this piece in an intervention, affecting the traditional way to see the film. The pause suggests a wait for the continuation of the scene, where the dreams of the main character are suspended in time. This part make an allusion to how the social ideal of the American Way of Live become a present of constant wait, a dream that remain drowsy indefinitely.

© Jairo Gutiérrez Feut 2016