La Castidad (Chastity) is a video installation that can only be viewed by two person at the same time. According to the artista Syd Krochmalny and Roberto Jacoby, their video installation is "a fictional version of a realistic micro-political experiment that covers our entire life”. We explore a basic social bond different from sexual partnership and other than common friendship". They research on the "technologies of Friendship" has taken as its object of study the distance between generations, and between two men, like Philia and Eros, Socrates and Alcibiades, Gilgamesh and Enkiddu, David and Jonathan, Sancho Panza and Don Quixote, Bouvard and Pécuchet, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, Komar and Melamid, Deleuze and Guattari and, of course, Laurel and Hardy. In these exemplary friendships, sexuality was an undertone that was a perhaps never consumed,. La Castidad has to be experienced in an intimate way, between only two persons, like " a conversation by two for two or like a loop binding art to life. Roberto Jacoby and Syd Krochmalny.
Original title / La castidad
Video installation / Roberto Jacoby and Sky Krochmalny / Museum Reina Sofia (Spainn) / Fundación Telefónica (Argentina)
Directed / Daniel Rosenfeld
Photography / Martín Romanella
Original Music / Gerardo Gandini
Edited / Mónica Gómez
Produced / Kiwi Sainz, Fundación Start, Ramona Web.
Cast / Nahuel Perez Byscayart, Harry Havillo