Talk & Twerk

Full HD video, 35‘ 58‘‘ /colour, sound/

During the shooting of the video Talk & Twerk a lecturer of rhetorics and a dancer of twerk meet, in order to mutually learn from each other. The distance between the two seemingly disparate art forms becomes surprisingly shorter during the joint training of speech and dance. Sexy twerking and mastered speech mutually intersect and support, rather than contradict each other. Erotic dance makes the video appealing, the rhetorical part makes it easier to adjust one‘s perspective.

Staged rhetorical exercise leads to the examination of different opinions and views on the controversial reputation of twerking. Attempts to award the dance with some special political power through simple performative proclamations are absurd. With repeated proclamations and statements, even the quite unlikely gains strength and persuasiveness.