It is a work that reconstructs the photographs of the American artist Cindy Sherman using the video medium. Scenic and stylistic elements, details and poses from Sherman’s photographs are all recycled, reconstructed and then transformed through acting, shooting and video editing. This act of taking into (re)possession the photographs of Cindy Sherman is a kind of double turn. The video is a kind of double negation of identity, it is a negation of the already recycled photographic images by Cindy Sherman, she takes from movies. Images of women, produced as female types, stereotypes and prototypes, are reconstructed and deconstructed through this video project.
This video was realised in connection with a broader project of reconstruction made by the famous Slovenian art group IRWIN / Neue Slowenische Kunst in 1984 in Ljubljana and entitled Back to the USA.
MARINA GRZINIC/DUSAN MANDIC, Ljubljana
CINDY SHERMAN OR HYSTERIA PRODUCTION PRESENTS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SHERMAN’S PHOTOGRAPHS
VHS, 3 min., colour; produced by SKUC-Forum, Ljubljana, 1984
original title: CINDY SHERMAN ALI HISTERIA PRODUKCIJA PREDSTAVLJA REKONSTRUKCIJO FOTOGRAFIJ CINDY SHERMAN
filming: Dusan Mandic
performer/actress: Marina Grzinic
computer graphic: Jure Skvarc
music: group Borghesia, Ljubljana