You can be reassured
japanese in norwegian,
, in spanish,
or in arab.
rassur is a part of
"Being human is about communication
with the other. This other person that one doesn't know at all, but that
should resemble you somewhere and so, will need some reassuring every
now and than too. I asked people to reassure an unknown other."
Here is some explanation about how the filming is done:
I asked people to participate,
went to see them, explained they were suspected to reassure someone who
was in pain (physical or mental), but that there was no way to know what
kind of pain or person it was. (time between 15 seconds and 1 minute, I told them they had to look into the camera, as if the person to reassure
was there, and that they had to stay serious for a few seconds at the
end to be able to make a nice cut) Then I started filming, mostly we needed
three times filming, before the 'actor' found out how he or she could/would
like to do the reassuring. (I used a microphone and found out it's
important not to be to close to the 'actor' and not to look at him/her
during the filming) (no jokes!, it should be serious)
The Greek version was made during the Medi@terra festival in Athens. 1999.
Special Dutch version for "Oog", internet art section of Dutch national newspaper "de Volkskrant" Jan. 2007.