Jorge RiveraBodies of Work

Oedipus Rex (2006) 5min. 28sec.
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Based on a small collage from Marx Ernst (1891-1976), which depicts the profile of a male body with the head of a sphinx sitting on a chair holding the head of a lion. In the video I make a plaster mould with my face covered by a sphinx mask made of clay. This video was my first to film the act of mould-making, and my first attempt to portray the blindness which operates in artistic practice.