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A dada, fluxus encounter between one of the oldest tools of mankind and a tool of modernity. Each one follows the protocol.

The hammer repeatedly hits the camera shutter release. Both are in their function, the hammer hits, and the camera takes pictures.

I thank my friend artist, curator Jeanne Gillard for making herself available as a performer in this video.

I thank my friend photographer Sandra Pointet for supporting me technically in the realization of this video and for offering her studio as well as her technical expertise for a friendship price.

I thank my husband Fred Sumi composer, bass player, and producer for supporting me in the sound production.


© Concept, direction, editing, sound: Dorothée Elisa Baumann

Serie Take A Better Picture 
 Video performance: 4min04 loop 
Projection on the museum wall or screen 

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