Duration: 3 min cycled loop
Year: 1993Type of work:
First exhibited: Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool
Technical details: seven screen installation, the monitors forming a crucifix
‘At the Bluecoat Gallery Lei Cox presents ‘The Sufference’…’, Video Positive: Britain’s International Festival of Creative Video and Electronic Media Art.
The opposition of male and female are challenging in this tape: a flawless electronic body flickers continuously between male and female with each half biasing one sex. On its outstretched palms tiny figures dance like ballerinas in a music box. Cox suggests the loss of physical boundary in sexual intercourse and the mirroring and narcissism of romantic love.
The Sufferance was originally a seven screen installation, the monitors forming a crucifix; Cox drains the crucifixion of any macabre overtones and replaces them with a playful display of youthful sensuality. -LUX