Jay Chung and Takeki Maeda

Jay Chung & Takeki Maeda, "She’s gone", 2009.

Jay Chung and Q Takedi Maeda remake a clip from the 1970s they found on the internet, and without really changing this archive material, displace it by imitating the staging and the acting with scrupulous precision. The slightest details are reproduced identically with great minutiae. The facial expressions are absurd, the prim attitude makes no sense. The blasé air of the actors (the artists themselves) creates a comic and  ridiculous shift.