Light Petting and Heavy Petting are a video couplet about our bodily relation to images we see on the screen. The videos suggest a different relationship to the virtual image, one that is both affective and physical. Heavy Petting, in particular, complicates the viewer's relationship to pornographic images in multiple ways. There is an appropriation of heterosexual male-targeted porn for a female audience and rather than identify with the penis, the viewer relates with the woman's actions. But this identification is incomplete and instead a triadic relationship is formed between the couple on screen and the viewer in meatspace.
03 April 2013
2013 The Body and the Screen, Gene Siskel Film Center, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL (forthcoming) 2013 String Literal, Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013 Finishing School, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL 2013 Clusterfuck Zoo, Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013 Carte Blanche ŕ Streaming Festival, Festival Oodaaq, Rennes, France
2011 Honorable Mention, 15th International Video Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia