2002, DVD, color, sonido, 3’ 30’’.

Performer: Francesc Pagès. Camera, edition, lighting and sound: Videostudi, Arian Botey, Claudia Bonet, Montse Terradas. Collaboration: Joan Colomer, Cristina Ferreira Andrade, Mariona Fernández, Chus Martínez. Location: Barcelona. Production: CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela. Premier: Xoán Anleo. Fricción, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, 2002.

Collection: CGAC, Santiago de Compostela. HC

Catálogo de HAMACA. media & video art distribution from Spain, Barcelona.

Fricción embodies a kind of tautology consisting of alternating forward and backward movements. With its circular structure, this piece involves a stratified concept of time; time is repeated, creating a feeling of not moving forward, an endless succession of false starts.

The artist is punched and thrown across the space by the force of the blow. A moment later he is struck again and thrown back to the same spot as before, and so the video continues, a metaphor for experiences that serve no purpose.