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Shrugging Offing

Lucy Clout

United Kingdom, 2013
10 minutes, 39 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD video
Available formats: HD Digital file

The popularity of spot squeezing videos. The comforting effects of another’s body achieved without the necessity of a physical presence. Sexting and mothering. Digital space that produces effects in the physical body: arousal, repulsion and sleep. Little deaths. Proxies for one’s own corpse (via green-screen in this case). Flatness and volume. A screaming desire to have your body addressed. Breaking the surface (emotionally and figuratively). POV camera work in pornography and ASMR. ’Shrugs’ and ‘cover-ups’ – opaque clothing designed to blur the surface of the aging woman. Offing as in killing. The performance of desire and the performance of satiation.