Video mit Audio
Während eines Besuchs in London im „Her Noise Archive“ entdeckte Selina Zürrer ein Portfolio von Marit Følstad und darin Filmstills aus „Strategies of Living“ 2003.
„Følstad is also the main performer in her Strategies for Living (2003). Motionless, in half profile, she dominates the picture in front of a plain grey background. After some seconds a male performer enters from behind her and starts to suck her bare neck and down to her shoulder. Her expression remains emotionless the entire time. The video is driven by the slight movements of the man and the sucking sounds he emits. After a while he stops and leaves the picture. Følstad‘s neck and shoulders are now marked by bright pink bruises. ‘Raw ‘love bites,’ usually hidden from view, are now exposed. Like a territorial demarcation they highlight the physical boundaries between people, loneliness in relationships, and the marks we leave on each other’ “
(Andrea Kroksnes, RESISTANT PERFORMANCE, MASOCHISM AND SELFRECOGNITION: Marit Følstad‘s Blow Up and other works).