kiss (99-09) video

kiss (99-09) 2010 from Charlie Murphy on Vimeo.

This intense video portrait draws on over 100 hours of documentation recorded during the ‘kiss-in’ events.

Highlighting key moments from over 10 years worth of footage, Murphy presents some of the most intriguing, challenging and revealing behaviour displayed at these casting sessions in a mesmerising survey which offers a powerful insight into the act and dynamics of the kiss.

Integrating excerpts of dialogue with recordings of kissing taken from inside the mouth, composer Jorge Queijo has developed an electrifying score that conceptualises the sound of kissing using electronic, choral and cello instrumentation.

When performed live, Jorge composes using live recordings of the inside of the kiss in collaboration with willing members of the audience, mixing prerecorded instrumentation , electronic samples and is accompanied with a haunting cello solo performed by Tara Franks.

 

Performance of score by Jorge Queijo including live sound recording of audience members kiss, electronic improvisation and live cello from Tara Franks
Performance of score by Jorge Queijo including live sound recording of audience members kiss, electronic improvisation and live cello from Tara Franks