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Vida Cotidiana (con dos personajes pretendiendo ser humanos)

Txomin Badiola
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Everyday life, that strange entity that absorbs the rest of our experiences can become an element that, in being normal, in being repetitive, ends up being something eccentric, even unreal. This is the concept that Badiola plays with when he introduces his camera into the personal space of two singular characters who, in front of it, reenact the moments of their normality.

To the melody of the song How do you do it? by Gerry and the Pacemakers in the soundtrack, the two characters perform a series of actions covered by a myriad of signs and symbols stemming from the pop imaginary: military boots, boxing shorts, television images, ski masks, retro chairs, S&M objects, guns and a lot of rhythm. This constellation of signifiers manages to reify a normality from which these two odd naked torsoed characters seem to be excluded. They talk, they dance, they argue somewhat theatrically, and they do this all with an attitude close to that of sitcoms, they perform their identity or lack thereof to the whole world.

Could it be it is their sexual identity that which makes them different? Or maybe their bizarre tastes? Their passion for music? As usual, Badiola proposes an open reading work, in which he plays with the ambiguity of the referents and of the attempts to unleash countless interpretations. All of this he undertakes with a very personal aesthetics which gives coherence to this amalgam of open narratives.

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  • Title: Vida Cotidiana (con dos personajes pretendiendo ser humanos)
  • Direction: Txomin Badiola
  • Production: FPLOT. 1995.
  • Duration: 00:05:10
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Original format: Mini DV
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright