Romance, 2002
Chromogenic C-prints 
20 x 26 1/2 inches
Edition of 10

Still prints of Dara Friedman video “Romance” 2002
Published by lemon sky: projects + editions

Artist Statement 

“I had just had a baby, Violet, who was six weeks old, and we were living in Rome at the American Academy. I would stroll her every day in her big pram up on the [Colle del] Gianicolo and I was really struck by all these couples, making out, intensely. And so it was like a nature documentary where I would pretend to film my baby but I was actually filming the couples, and this went on for a couple of months and then finally the guys who keep their kiosks up there selling balloons and ice cream and everything, one of them approached me and said, “Okay, you know this porno that you’re making, we’re all on to you. We’ve been watching you. We know what you’re doing,” and I was like, “Okay, I think I’m done here.” I had initially asked one of the couples to come into the studio and I tried to film it that way and it didn’t work. It’s like bird watching.”
 

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