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Gallery Artists > Jaan Toomik

Jaan Toomik

Dancing with Dad 2003

Dancing with Dad 2003
Dancing with Dad 2003
video installation, DVD 3:55 2003

It is a symbolic dance with my father who died in 1971 when I was 9 years old. In reality I never had the chance to dance with him. The act on his grave was a try to find contact with him through dance and to overcome some inside taboos. Shooting time was in summer at midday. The dance was accompanied by Jimi Hendrix’ song “Voodoo Child”. The music played synchronically from the player. Only one uncut shot has been used to stress the immediate feeling.

Screen: 4 x 3 meters, quite powerful amplifiers. Screen has tom start from the ground.