The Business of Frightened Desires; Or, the Making of a Pornographer

Vera Frenkel

1987, 25:00 minutes, colour, English


Mapping out the insidious relations between governement censorship, tourism, and pornography, Vera Frenkel’s highly acclaimed sense of the ironic is in top form. The primarily graphic images (text, drawings, archival material, charts) are occasionally interspersed with footage from Frenkel’s 1985 installation of the same name. Pornography and tourism are the secret regulators of subversive activity in a post-industrial world which feeds on its own contradictions.

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