Drawing The Line

Lorna Boschman

1992, 07:30 minutes, B&W, English


A tape about the photo exhibition of the same name created by Kiss & Tell, a group of lesbian artists (Persimmon Blackbridge, Lizard Jones, Susan Stewart). Spectators/participants/voyeurs were invited to write comments on the walls about images depicting a range of sexual practices between women. The soundtrack is equal part girls-making out and the voices of the women who produced and/or experienced the show. Chock full of comments on the most debated aspects of erotica and porn, Drawing The Line steps into the fray as a solid documentation of a pulse-taking art event.

Une bande vidéo consacrée à une exposition de photographies du même nom, montée par Kiss and Tell, un groupe d'artistes lesbiennes. Les spectateurs/participants/voyeurs furent invités à écrire leurs commentaires devant des images représentant toute une diversité de jeux sexuels entre femmes. La bande sonore est composée pour moitié de voix de femmes feignant le plaisir, et pour l'autre moitiée, de voix de femmes qui ont organisé et/ou visité l'exposition. Avec ses commentaires outragés sur l'aspect le plus controversé de l'érotisme et de la pornographie, Drawing The Line entre dans l'arène comme solide documentation d'une manifestation artistique palpitante.

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