Relations (1978)

Video recording, b/w, 45 minutes

This video is a fragment of a registration of a 3-hour non-verbal therapy session during which the two men (Boegel and Holtappels) are experimenting with their inner emotions and their relationship to one another. With the guidance of a therapist, they delve into and expose their own psyche through breathing techniques, balancing and strength play, anger expression, resistance and trust exercises with and towards each other. Through their expressive postures, attitudes, movements and voice elements Boegel and Holtappels are trying to reach emotional self-awareness and examine and impersonate their relationship in a non-verbal way. This work is placed within their series of actions-works exploring the limits of the body, emotional expressions, perceptual stage and the state of the mind.

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