Stephanie SmithMouth to Mouth 1995

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Stephanie Smith (born 1968, born 1961)
Mouth to Mouth
Date 1995
MediumVideo, monitor, black and white, and sound
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 2000
Not on display


Mouth to Mouth is a short, black and white video depicting a repeated action enacted by the artists, Stephanie Smith and Edward Stewart. The two and a half minute video is looped and displayed on a small monitor of the sort used for CCTV surveillance. It is mounted on the wall at the height of approximately two metres. The monitor is tilted slightly downwards to facilitate viewing and the artists have specified that ideally it should be installed near a doorway or piece of architecture. If this is not possible it may be placed in an enclosed space or in a corner. The video depicts a man, Stewart, wearing a shirt and trousers and lying underwater, in a bath… (read more)

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