Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas


This split screen composition shows on the left a dancer preparing for a performance, doing her make up and dressing. The right is based on shots of the waiting audience. Cárdenas combines them in such a way that the face and body parts of the dancer form a whole with those of the audience. In the 1970s and 1980s he developed numerous videos that humorously distance themselves from the auto-aggressive approaches of the body-based work of the 1970s.