Kiss My Nauman

Kiss My Nauman is a four wall video installation by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, produced specially for Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown. The four channel video installation references Art Make-Up, a work by seminal American video artist Bruce Nauman forty years after it was originally made.

Iain and Jane cast the world’s longest running Kiss tribute band, Dressed to Kill, in place of Nauman. They film Ash, Gary, Ian and Trevor, each member of the band in a single 47 minute take as they apply their character’s make-up. The resulting work is a compelling combination of reconstruction and revision, an oddly beautiful one-liner, a double-take of sorts and regardless of whether you ‘get’ the Nauman reference – a memerising experience.

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