The film tackles the cultural and psychological space attributed to women in the collective consciousness, and primarily in the contemporary iconosphere. The artist creates characters and situations that combine to form a visually and meaningfully elaborate variation on erotic symbols and incarnations as well as sexual stereotypes, thus laying bare their impact on shaping the essentialist vision of a woman in contemporary life and visual culture.
Tyszkiewicz investigates the sexuality of objects, while conducting brutal experiments on erotic discourse, for instance when she tears fur into pieces in the moment of climax, thus demystifying the object of sensual desire. Negotiations of one’s own self take place also at the level of purely physical verification of boundaries between the body and the surrounding reality, e.g. the wadding that covers the body or caramel. Tyszkiewicz presents her every encounter with the matter in an extremely expressive and painting-like manner, accentuating the visual nature of the featured substances.
References: D. Crowley, The Art of Consumption, in:1,2,3... Avant-gardes. Film/Art Between Experiment and Archive, eds. Ł. Ronduda, F. Zeyfang, Warsaw 2006; Ł. Ronduda, Polish Art of the 70s Avant-garde, Warsaw 2009.
Language: no language
Source: 16 mm
© Teresa Tyszkiewicz
Ownership form: deposit