Rini Hurkmans
video works
Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture


Motet (fragment 00:35)

stop motion film
video on PicoPix
6:46 loop, sound

In the stop-motion film Motet, the relationship and confusion between perpetrator and victim are being questioned. This duality arises when interpreting the press photo of the moment just after Michelangelo's Pietà was attacked in 1972, which serves as the starting point for Motet.

Each of the nine chapters in Motet could be seen through the eyes of one of the nine bystanders in the press photo. As such, every chapter approaches the supposed perpetrator or victim in the photo from another angle.