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Death Around the Corner: a video narrative

Artist: Jolanta Lapiak.
4:31 minute video.
Calgary, Spring 2004.

Just for fun. Sometimes when it comes to an ordinary everyday action, I wanted to add art or simply poetry to it. One idle summer day, an opportunity arised.

My father found a wasp nest on his backyard fence. He was going to remove it. Wait a minute, I wanted to make a video narrative. He agreed to the spontaneous, improvising "performance".

Death Around the Corner is a humorous, exaggerating narrative video yet also poignant side to it about approaching death just around the corner. It can happen to any being at any moment in life.