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I Don’t Wanna Talk About It

video
2013
Artwork by collisi1

I Don’t Wanna Talk About It is a video piece constructed with culled found footage from a VHS instructional advertisement video, where we are simultaneously being sold a product and in the process of being taught how to cook. The awkward moments of two people excruciatingly trying to act themselves is glaringly visible. Hough has heightened this awkward aspect, by removing all elements of speech or conversation in favor of the breathy awkward exchanges, which emit from the two protagonists of the video. A dual process of revealing and concealing is taking place; concealing the scripted, reveals unconscious actions and behaviors. This piece forms part of a body of research that Stephanie is currently developing, for Hough these found instructional VHS tapes from thrift stores, represent the discarded desires and ambitions of society and form part of the ontological roots of current digital online video content.

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