"Le Baiser/The Kiss," video still (2000)

"Le Baiser/The Kiss," video still, 2000
Multi-channel video installation and projection, CD audio recording, and mixed media, dimensions variable.
Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

"’Le Baiser’ is about love, but it’s a restrained love. It’s like looking at work by Donald Judd and drooling- hating the fact that you’re drooling...It’s a relationship artists in my generation have had with particular forms of modernity, whether some people call it reductive minimalism or just minimalism, and wanting to throw content back into that...it’s also about the most interesting part of love- about desire- at that moment when there’s something between you and the object."

- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle