NATURE SPEAKS TO SELF. ONLY.
Video, 8 mins, 2017.
NATURE SPEAKS TO SELF. ONLY. appropriates two consecutive roles by Keir Dullea, the American actor known for his portrayal of the astronaut David Bowman in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Dullea as astronaut gets to peek at himself in his following film role, as the Marquis de Sade in De Sade (1969).
From sophisticated Sci-Fi to period erotic drama, both films are noted for their psychedelic sensibilities and fit into the category of fantasy film. In NATURE SPEAKS TO SELF. ONLY., the two Keirs become entangled in a logic of pleasure and guilt, voyeurism and the performance of the self – much as it exists in today’s pervasive online consciousness.