Map of the World
2012 / video / DvcPro HD / 35min 30sec
turning idiom 'spitting out map of the world' live.
Main idea of video Map of the World is to turn Polish quasi-idiom 'to spit image of the map of the world' live. It starts with question of human body, its vital liquids, it's physiological functions and symbolic aspects. Saliva contains in itself particular dichotomy connected evidently with body. Saliva is purifying, life-giving in certain way, it's crucial part of kiss, early disinfectant, food welcoming committee. As long as saliva is within the organism, within mouth. As soon saliva leaves mouth, departs from tongue and lips, becomes dirty, disgusting, filthy. Contrary to the tear – always pure, always clean, always chaste. Saliva out of mouth gets whole new gist. New meaning is so powerful that allows to communicate complex of negativity with one simple gesture of spit.
I envisioned to showcase dichotomy as well in the concept of world as a physical environment and world as a human concept; anthropocentric idea of harmony within supremacy.
It also emphasis the critical approach towards political correctness, status quo of power distribution, and dusted synonyms of world order like peace dove.
Formally, video is master-shot, it's real-time drawing performance. 35 minutes 30 second of spitting.