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João Penalva

Taking the form of a one hour long shot of a foggy landscape, Kitsune evokes a Japanese tale. This tells the story of Kitsune, the spirit of the fox, which can transform itself into a person, but can then disappear again just as quickly. With this parable about appearance and existence, about blindness, superstition, illusion and fear, Penalva (1949) puts our perception to the test: the seeminly Japanese scenery was in fact filmed on Madeira, and the fairy tale was in fact created by the artist himself.


  1. João Penalva Kitsune, 2000

    Projection vidéo (DVD)
    57 min
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2001
    © Photogramme : Mudam Luxembourg

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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