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REPULSION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTIVE LANDS (2022)


Produced in La Pampa, Argentina
Performative action documented in video
Video, HD h.264, colour, stereo, 9:30 min
 
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‘Repulsion System for Productive Lands’ is a performative action carried out by Melis in Argentinia’s pampas region. Inspired by the old Scandinavian Kulning songs, where the owner attracts his cows with the sound of his voice. Melis offers to those present a reading of ideological speeches by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. As the reading progresses, the cattle expands and flee in their attempt to get as far away as possible from the speaker’s presence, leaving in its wake an uninhabited and empty terrain. 

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