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Grown Up

Catherine Elwes
1990
3mins Colour U-Matic

Grown Up

The key image is of a roughly stiched wound on a leg, the result of an operation.

The work begins with a hand rhythmically slapping a naked thigh before the wound drops into view. The paradox of video is that the presence of the body is even more successfully stimulated than in photography, and the impossibility of ever making actual contact with that body is all the more poignant.

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