With background music from Giuseppe Verdi's "Nabucco," struggling gallerist Rachelle (Marina Abramovic) and her husband Jim (Willem Dafoe) attempt to hang a painting in the art gallery. The painting refuses to stay on the wall. They put up the painting. It falls. They try again. It slumps. They adjust the nails holding the frame in place. Rachelle slices open her index finger.
Rachelle places her finger against her lips, urging him to stay quiet. She uses her bloody finger to hang the portrait. It stays. Blood rushes down the work. Jim stares at Rachelle. He approaches and puts her finger in his mouth. The camera zooms out. Everyone is wearing adidas sneakers.