Published by Argos Editions, Brussels, 2002, 122 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 24 cm, English / DutchPrice: €22
Produced on the occasion of the restoration of Lili Dujourie’s video works by Argos Editions, Brussels in 2002.
“Lili Dujourie made her videos in complete solitude, without a cameraman or a technical entourage. She saw on a monitor what the camera recorded of her from a fixed viewpoint. Her videos were never edited ‘extenuatingly’ afterwards; the video had to deliver the desired image or the work was destroyed. The vulnerability of the making of videos is comparable to the technique of the aquarelle – the touch should show great precision, otherwise the work fails. Mirrors, a mantelpiece, a window, slightly reflecting because of the entering light, a bed with white sheeting: familiar, yet as regards to content strongly layered encompassing ‘signs’ within which Lili Dujourie moved about in a suite of punctual movements, heightened with erotic suggestions and connotations. Time is being lived (in) in these videos – they reflect a conscious undergoing in the spectator of slow actions without finality” Luk Lambrecht