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Manuel Saiz

Documentation of Participative Video Installation, GB, ES, 2008
Public Display of Affection is a combination of video installation and live art project and it is aimed to audience participation. A dedicated automated film set recording spinning travelling scenes and allowing visitors to perform scenes of kisses in the very Hollywood style.
The concept is based on a cinematographic technique of commercial films widely used in features after the sixties that consists on a circular movement of the camera around the subject, usually in conjunction with blurry light and orchestral music. It is mainly used in scenes that mean to be an important moment of spiritual elevation, as big achievements, mystical findings or the apotheosis of love. In many of the scenes in which this effect is used the subject of it are the two main characters of the film finally kissing after the overcome of a row of reversal circumstances.