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Rash

Vicky Smith

UK, 1997
7 minutes, Colour, Opt.
Available formats: 16mm / DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

‘Rash takes a furtive look at female sexual fetishism through a voyage in and around the body. A surface manifestation of a hidden anxiety: erupting skin opens and seals. A visual approximation of the psychic processes at work in fetishism – simultaneous disavowal and recognition. Information is offered and withdrawn discontinuously through a number of destructive processes – which extend to removing the photographic emulsion itself. These endless cycles of creation and cancellation demonstrate that representations can be destroyed but compulsions remain.’ – V.S.
A personal enquiry into psychoanalytical theory.