Martin's video "we are REAL" is a visual satire and tells the story of an unknown superheroine. Martin tailored a costume from the pvc material of inflatable sex dolls and then used the classic green screen aesthetic of the 70s and 80s. The shots show a multiplying hero figure that unfolds through montage as a patchwork-like kaleidoscope. With its rapidly changing layers of multiplying bodies, the notion of foreground and background becomes uncertain here. The driving beat, which never reaches its climax, exposes the uncertainty. Beyond narration, classification, between real and artificial, the video reveals possibilities of its own multiplication as infinite processes of actualising the body, raising questions about sex, power and desire.
2013 (COSTUME PARTS TAILORD FROM INFLATABLE SEX DOLLS)