Laws And Skin

Christine Martin

1990, 05:00 minutes, colour, English


A fantasy of a popular culture featuring female body builders, leather queens, dykes on bikes, and transvestites. This tape attempts to document the Brazilian carnival and other public and private displays of transgressive bodies. Crossing boundaries of gender, borders of public space and thresholds of the flesh. Documenting a practice of everyday life in the bodies that resist the discipline of everyday laws.

Fantaisie sur la culture populaire mettant en vedette des femmes qui font du culturisme, des "queens" en cuir, des "dykes" à moto et des travestis. Cette vidéo nous montre le carnaval brésilien et d'autres moments où des corps transgressent les normes sociales et s'affichent, publiquement ou en privé.

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