Censored: The Business Of Frightened Desires (Or The Making Of Pornography)

1987
Country: CANADA
Duration: 25 mins
Colour: Colour
Available Format/s: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file
Original Format: SD video
Themes: 
  • Private / Public
  • Sex and sexuality

Mapping out the insidious relation between governement censorship and pornography, Vera Frenkel’s highly acclaimed sense of the ironic is in top form. The primarily graphic images (text, drawings, archival material, charts) are occasionally interspersed with footage (the sex life of bugs!) from Frenkel’s 1985 installation of the same name. Pornography and tourism are the secret regulators of subversive activity in a post-industrial world which feeds on its own contradictions.

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More works by Vera Frenkel

CANADA
, 1984
44 Minutes

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