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Manual Non Manual Manual

Lucy Clout

United Kingdom, 2010
18 minutes, 38 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 4:3
Original format: HD video
Available formats: HD Digital file

A workout for the physical head, the video moves provisionally between languages including: instructional video, avatar creation, mirror-facing vanity, QVC and The Artist’s Studio. The audience is lead through a sequence of head movements that refer, in various and preposterous ways, to the space of the video and the room the viewer inhabits. Through a series of tics and gestures, the protagonist nods at and points to signs and words in the hopeful/angry belief that her movements (and thus content) will be reciprocated by the viewer.

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