Dotty mask


Originally realised for WhiteNoise, Dotty Mask is a film that shows a slow, repetitive and lived-through experiential gesture in which one by one Emanuele plucks off adhesive coloured stationary dots from her face. ‘The performance of Emanuele drawing dots away from skin reveals the origin of the sign, the image within which meaning for us begins and remains circumscribed: the human face. The space of the face to be precise: the living pictogram, which signals the relation between its parts as a lived-through experience, yet whose singular history is continually connected with every glance to the varied history of others’ (extract from Whitenoise Joe Graham Text)