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Cinesexual

Ursula Mayer

Austria,, 2013
3 minutes, 45 seconds, Colour, Silent, 16:9
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: Film / 16mm /

Mayer cites experimental filmmaker Michael Snow’s Two Sides to Every Story (1974) as a point of reference for Cinesexual. Mayer’s film, originally conceived as two projections on either sides of a suspended screen, features transgender model Valentijn de Hingh and musician JD Samson, who also performed in her recent films Medea and Gonda. Cinesexual shares the same basic configuration as Snow’s piece, but shifts the focus from the illusion created by both projections, to that of subject and object, and the roles of spectatorship and representation – subjects that feature significantly in her work.

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