Você consegue me ver?

2020

vídeo

5'23'', loop

color, no sound

Você consegue me ver? (Can you see me?, 2020), is a video in a screen capture format that records a video call between two images of the same person. The action is continuous and portrays a face that observes something, that establishes a dialogue without words through eye contact and movements. There is a slight difference in image quality and synchronization between the two front cameras. A self-portrait based on two times, two spaces, two images and one person.

PloktaTV SE/02 | Curatorial text

"Nicole Kouts' Você consegue me ver? (2020, 5'23'') captures the uncanny valley between digital doppelgängers. In a video call with herself, Kouts' doubled faces take turns gazing at each other. The slight time delay and image disparity severs one from the other, in an alienated, wordless conversation with the self."

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NicoleKouts_MARP_Sarp_2020_fotoMaurício

45º SARP - Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Nacional-Contemporâneo

MARP - Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto | Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo,  Brasil 

Photo credit: Arquivo MARP/ Maurício Froldi, 2021

The number 1 of the Você consegue me ver? 1/5 video edition (2020) was donated to MARP - Museum of Art of Ribeirão Preto and has been part of the museum's public collection since February 2021.