Writing Desire

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Title

Writing Desire

Subject

woman filmmaker, experimental, documentary, feminist, sexuality

Description

Gift from the filmmaker. We went to the Whitney Indepdenent Studio together in the 1980s and I brought her to Pitzer in the early 2000s to show her work. I follow her current work on immigration and the environment.

Creator

Ursula Biemann

Date

2000

Type

Video Essay

Abstract

"Writing Desire is about the rapport between words and body and the creation of desire. The fast-paced video links the writing of romantic desire by means of electronic communication technologies to the increasing disembodiment of sex-uality and commercialized gender relations. The booming bride market emerges as a site where the virtual and the physical exchange of bodies converge. The video examines the different subjectivities produced through this exchange in both the industrial world and in post-socialist and Southeast Asian countries and looks at their respective desires."
- Artist's Website

Medium

VHS

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Duration

00:25:00

Director

Ursulla Beimann

Files

Writing_desire.jpeg

Citation

Ursula Biemann, “Writing Desire,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed August 15, 2022, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/848.

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