Gabrielle d’ Estrées et une de ses sœurs,
2011,
16:9, loop, 1 video channel,
1 audio channel

A tableau vivant with minimal animation based on the original „Gabrielle d‘Estrées and one of her sisters“ of a unknown painter who belonged to the so-called Second School of Fontainebleau.

The touch causes an embarrassing sound, which increases the irritation of the (original image) of the painting. The woman on the right wears a breast mask of silicon and a pink gun in her hand.
This rigor also found in the painting adds to the confusion of the viewer. Despite its sexual connotation the gesture is not made to appear as being permissive, but rather disciplined and controlled. The vide adds to this impression a threatening facet (aspect).