Fuyuhiko Takata, Afternoon of a Faun, 2016
Single channel video with sound, 5min.27sec.

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This video work was based on a request by a dance critic to create a video using Nijinsky’s ballet “Afternoon of a Faun” as a motif, for the project. The original ballet depicts an alluring group of nymphs by a lake, and a faun, smitten by the dancers, who attempts to seduce them.
Takata, however, recreated this ballet in the image of a story of the faun’s own narcissism. In Takata’s version, the faun shows no interest in the nymphs and continues to take photos of himself with a selfie stick. The nymphs, for their part, lift the faun’s body up and swing in around, attempting to disrupt his complete absorption in his own world. In the end, the faun finally wakes up after having been dragged around by the nymphs, who have gradually become violent.


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