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Flesh and the Devil (1926-2018)

two channel video installation

Total running time: 19 minutes and 31 seconds

2018

Flesh and the Devil (1926-2018) explores how imageries and narratives of romance in cinema are constructed. The project is centered around two historically significant kiss scenes from the 1926 silent film, Flesh and the Devil. Three on-screen/off-screen couples recreate the first ‘open mouth kiss scene’ in all of Hollywood’s history, which is also the first kiss scene in Flesh and the Devil, and the first ‘horizontal love scene’ in Hollywood’s history, which is also the final kiss scene in Flesh and the Devil.

Additional credits: Camera: Miller Klitsner, Sound: Jen Agosta: Acting: Cassandra Gheri, Ben Oakes, Courtney Armstrong, Frank Shin, Jill Von D, Andy Pisharody

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 Installation view, pictured with companion piece,  aren't you afraid of what she may do to you a second time?

Installation view, pictured with companion piece, aren't you afraid of what she may do to you a second time?