Lust

This video film shows indecency in its modern form. While peddling naked female flesh was considered indecent in the past, we can see by the examples of today´s star athletes that skin full of advertising sells better. The same applies to politicians, of course, though in a more subtle way. Advertising on skin as the new indecency!
I consider this film to be a continuation of my previous work with the body as a vehicle for social codes. While in the past it was religion that dictated male and female behavior, which was also expressed in their physical appearance, business has now assumed this role. Business dictates physical behavior, physical pressure in its most direct form, and even sets standards for how our bodies are to be represented. Religion no longer prescribes morality, that is now done by the global power of business, with its products and codes. Morality has found a new patron. (VALIE EXPORT)

Orig. Title
Ein perfektes Paar oder die Unzucht wechselt ihre Haut
Year
1986
Country
Austria
Duration
12 min
Director
VALIE EXPORT
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
VALIE EXPORT
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,33
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Blu-ray (Distribution Copy)