Official Invitation

BORYANA ROSSA

2007

Single channel MiniDV, no sound, 6.50’

With the support of: Supernova Film Union

Actresses: Carolyn Ryder-Cooley and Liz Blum

Editing: Oleg Mavromatti & Boryana Rossa

Camera: Boryana Rossa

This video is usually installed at the entrance of the exhibition space. The audience has to “pass the face control,” of the two bruised girls who carefully look into each visitor’s eyes. “Official Invitation” reflects gender stereotypes and the gender aspects of the  popular role model of the body-guard. The first display of the piece was at the 8th of March International Women’s Day Show at 51 3rd, Troy, NY, back projection on the window display, covered with yogurt.