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Video still of a man sitting before another man standing

Still from the video performance Who Are You Entertaining to? (2002)

Still from the video performance Who Are You Entertaining to? (2002) This is a spectacle of trauma. Narrative pleasure is interrupted by the refusal to act, react, or retaliate, arousing the desire of the spectator for what is missing in the scene, namely, a reaction from the artist-author-object of the violence which might thereby satisfy our anguished desire for him to leave, for it to stop, for the perpetrator to be punished. - delGado