Table Manners 2014
Table Manners is a body of work comprised of six videos where the artist, Ana Rebordão, performs different role models.
Part 1 - A woman looks at a bread suspiciously and covers her head with its paper bag. Throughout the action the viewer follows the woman's transformation - from what resembles to be a political prisoner to a big bad wolf that frightens our imagination. The woman hardly moves and the green background stands out.
Part 2 - A journalist moves her hand over a pizza package and looks seductively to the viewer. There is a growing tension, a construction of an unknown fear - is it harmless or potentially explosive? The uncanny emerges and circulates thanks to a dark humour.
Part 4 - A woman dressed in black licks an IKEA plate.