I will survive

Goran Micevski

video installation
Video loop showing a man (the author) lying with barely open eyes and mouth that opens and closes slowly (as if they were mumbling something) is projected on the bed. Still, there is no sound in the video. The only thing possible to hear is the radio song that repeats over and over again. It is the greatest disco hit of Gloria Gaynor ‘I will survive’ (…you know I’ll stay alive…). The atmospere of complete isolation (inherent to the act of dying) is being additionaly enforced by disco melodies coming from the radio. On the other hand, lyrics and songs, usually treated as trivial, when placed in the terminal context, get a completely new, some would say, religious notion.