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Adad Hannah

video installation
Room 112 starts with the celebrity interview convention of shot / reverse shot and then expands and disintegrates it as the piece progresses. The hotel room setting serves as the location of any number of events. It is no accident that this is where movie studios choose to make their stars available for interviews, as it is only in such a ‘non-place’ that local Montreal television personality Mosé Persico (the host of Entertainment Spotlight on CFCF, mentioned on several websites as a press-junket-loving sycophant) can sit across from Tom Cruise and have what may resemble a conversation. Whether or not they are in the same room, or simply edited together from an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) distributed by the studio is irrelevant. Each is playing an assigned role in the performance well known as Celebrity Interview.