Scene 23: The True Face of Satan

“I want to see the face of the Devil." Slowly, the phrase is repeated as the camera zooms in on an old clock, about to mark the stroke of midnight. In the dark, Arthur Avilés is naked, only adorned by flanking blue and red lighting. Avilés begins posing as the Vetruvian Man and continues with a series of sinuous contortions, dancing along with the song and collapsing that stable body, in this haunting and mesmerizing piece that debunks the humanity inherited by God and science.


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  • Title: Scene 23: The True Face of Satan
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 0:03:56
  • Language: English
  • Type-Format: performance, dance
  • Cast: Arthur Avilés, performer.