Exhaustion

Single channel video.

Joaquin Thomas-Mourad, 15 years old, is committed to a future as professional ballet dancer. Joaquin continously performs single pirouettes, looking for perfection. He continues without stopping until exhaustion. The work towards perfection is pushed to a limit point at which exercise and discipline become their opposites. The camera embodies this striving, ‘feels it’, moving in and out of focus according to the quality of the turn.

First exhibited in Contemplazioni/Contemplations, a solo exhibition at  Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (PG), 3-25 October 2015.