Too old, too tired and too fucking blind

In the video work, »Too old, too tired and too fucking blind« (2012, 9’30″ looped) a man appears performing a famous Al Pacino’s courtroom monologue from the Hollywood movie »Scent of a Woman«. It is a blind lieutenant Mr. Slade, who defends the honor of young Mr. Sims (in Zdjelar’s video played by the protagonist’s son). During his articulation of this role he faces a text, which simultaneously functions as a medium of empowerment and disqualification. Being a role-play actor with an immigrant background (please refer to the piece »ActI, Act II» where he appears as a Bosnian refugee during an investigation with the immigration authorities) the video follows his struggle in enacting this Pacino’s role in the Dutch language. Between finding the right bodily posture and a proper pronunciation of the words the protagonist lingers in approximation.