Black and white slide projection, satin tufting, gilt frame, rope, pulleys, 203cm x 348cm. Photograph: silver-print, steel rulers, neon light, 46 x 61 cm.
Photographed during a screening of Pasolini’s “Salo,” a still subtitled "il n'ya rien a faire" is projected onto a suspended screen within the gallery. The brilliant white satin tufted surface of the screen melds with the chateau interior and ambiguous action. The work probes the relation between physical and moral space implicit within Pasolini's staging of fascism. Opposite is a small photograph of the artist standing on a book – Sade’s "les cingt vingt jours" opened to the passage the film portrays.
See "Configurations of the Gaze," Christine Buci-Glucksmann, Exhibition Catalogue