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11 35
2011. Video. 12'

June 8th 2009. Stéphane Mifsud stayed 11 minutes and 35 seconds under water without breathing, setting a new world record.
Two years later he is back in the swimming pool where he broke the record.

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"The concept of 11 35 mirrors two shots that we first believe to be the same, while they are not. Stéphane Mifsud tries to reiterates his past exploit, without achieving it.
Eventually the duration and the structure of the video reiterate the performance, while the man doesn't achieve it: that creates a silent underlying tension in the video.
Paradoxically this work on the gap contributes to blur the borders between true and false, which opens a whole series of questions without answer."
Thomas Fort