DEUX FEMMES (for Man Ray)
Video, 84 mins loop, 2017.
*screener available upon request.
Deux femmes (for Man Ray) creates a dialogue with Man Ray’s porno footage that was found in his atelier after his death, in a canister marked “Deux Femmes”, shot in 1937. Man Ray’s preoccupation with the female body as sculpture and the imminence of amateur pornography today, were what inspired this dialogue. Adhering to his particular compositions and actions within them, I collected matching shots from online pornos made by amateurs to recreate it. Then I printed single frames, presenting them in this video as they are being stacked in a pile. This unhurried process of paper stacking slows down the otherwise speedy porn media consumption and allows us to examine the female body as sculpture today.
Ann Arbor Film Festval