Adel Abidin: Ping Pong

One channel video and sound installation

Two ping-pong players are in an endless, heated match. The men, engaged in their power struggle, are completely oblivious to a naked women lying in the middle of the table replacing the net. As the ball flies back and forth across the table, it hits the woman’s body leaving red marks. She lays motionless as she is assaulted over and over. The viewer is confronted by this repeated act of violence but is rendered powerless. Who is playing and who is being played?


Duration: 00'03'44 min. (seamless loop)