by Tina Paterson on 7.13.2011

Discipline Aid Attempt No 1 (confessions of a video artist)
A professional S&M Dominatirx and Master were hired for 24 hours to come and guide an artist through a days work. Through embarrassing yet self indulgent actions (such as phoning the Barbara Gladstone Gallery and pleading the receptionist for an appointment) the myth of the artist ego is disembodied and ridiculed. The video draws the viewers into the embarrassment of the situation and a realm of shared guilt is entered. Power dynamics between actor, director, instigator, slave and camera man are revealed as control oscillates from one character to another.

Dafna Maimon.