- Antoni Muntadas Barcelona, Spain, 1942
- Edition/serial number:Unlimited
- Media description:Video (U-Matic, Digital Betacam and DVD)
- Duration:7 min. 2 sec.
- Category: Video
- Entry date:2007
- Register number:AD04708
- Image credit:Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York (http://www.eai.org)
This work by Muntadas is a slow-motion projection which reproduces the movement of the hands of a politician with no recognisable face. Through the use of metonymy, he analyses non-verbal language and gesture as a power symbol, as a ritual, whereby the most diverse strategies of deterrence are concealed, whilst demonstrating the tensions between the imposition of power norms and the reality of society.