…More than making one react to the virtual motion of the video image, it is to compel to physical movement, the viewer confronts the image of the dog in slow motion being trained to snatch or “catch” a ball on screen one, as behind it on two facing screens the film shows in synchronization a boy catch a bouncing ball on one ,fall and pick himself again on another, the sound of a dog barking and the bouncing of a ball come up at intervals from two different films and from different heights. The viewer has to shift attention, look, and then step and turn accordingly. Spectator’s psychology leads him or her to the meaning of the image by evincing responses whose sensations are bodily embedded. The visual aspect of the work blending direct but blurred reality with a sparingly fine painter less helps one realize that against the prevalent fixation with competitiveness and winning, life deserves to be enjoyed with spontaneity and sometimes irrespective of its outcome.
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