kiss (99-09) video

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

This intense video portrait  has been created from documentation of Charlie’s  touring ‘kiss-in’ event. Selecting  key moments from over 10 years worth of research into the act and dynamics of  kissing, this video offers some unexpectedly revealing, intriguing and challenging insights into human behaviour and public display

Integrating excerpts of dialogue with recordings of kissing taken from inside the mouth, composer Jorge Queijo has developed a mesmerising score that integrates  the sound of kissing with electronic, choral and cello instrumentation.

This work is also presented as a performance – which combines live audio recordings taken from inside a kiss  – with prerecorded instrumentation, electronic samples and a haunting cello solo performance 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 an audience members kiss, electronic improvisation and live cello from Tara Franks