Behind the Scene (4min 21sec) is a two channel video installation that features footage from the 2007 film, La Vie en Rose, the hollywood portrait of Edith Piaf. As part of the short piece, a young woman is seen intently watching and listening to 'Piaf' being called from her dressing room to perform on stage. When 'Piaf' finally exits her dressing room, after much coaxing, so does the real star of Behind the Scene, presumably Saii herself. At this point our leading lady enters the second video channel to stand in front of what is revealed to be a projection of La Vie en Rose, masking Piaf both visually and in audio, by singing her own estranged tune.
This is an excerpt from a longer article, 'The Demise of Christ and the Rise of the Celebrity in Art' by Nicola McCartney. To see the full article, please visit: introducingart.com/ISSUE3/Conceive/Hollywood.html
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