all i wanna do is

all i wanna do is, 2009, 4min 34sec (videoperformance)

A twisted take on Pipilotti Rist’s 1986 video ‘I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much’, “All I Wanna Do Is” offers a look into the complexities of desire and the betrayal of the female body as she is no longer able to fulfill her childhood dreams. Lyrics from M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” are repeated in a frustrating, never-ending mantra by a woman dressed in a child’s ballerina costume, while a second channel shows the woman jumping endlessly in a park. The two images confront the fetishization of the female and her ultimate collapse as she attempts to discover her own agency.

all i wanna do is from Alexia Mellor on Vimeo.

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