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Mangion, Mark

Mark Mangion
Maltese videomaker


participant in
Video Art From Malta

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Title of work:
video, 2004 (12:31)

short descripsion

In Mark Mangion’s FLYONYOUNGGIRL a camera circles and scans the body of a woman who lies apparently lifeless – tattooed pierced and marked with the evidence of violent encounter. Through a subtle but oppressive soundtrack the film seems to force consideration of a slow process of documenting and examining physical evidence, whilst at the same time highlighting a contrast between a sterile-seeming environment in terms of detail – light and shadow creating an effect that suggests a strong painterly sensibility.