Potential Painting, 1990
220×120×40 cm vaseline and body under glass
The video features a performance representing figurative painting. A motionless body lies in eighty liters of red grease and is covered with a heavy glass. The Vaseline is pressed by the weight of the glass into the smallest cavities between the body and the glass, so the scene under the glass has no depth and looks two-dimensional. The camera scans the scene from above. A physical presence of the figure trapped in the painting is revealed at the end of the video, when you can see precipitated breath at the bottom of the glass.