Video

Trigger Finger

Melodie Calvert

1990, 16:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 294.02

Trigger Finger is an experimental documentary which unfolds in fragments to reveal a woman's ambiguous sexuality and the correlation of this to an incestuous past. The woman, a former world class athelete is presented in juxtaposition with images of her 8 year old daughter. Guns, sex and weightlifting are powerful metaphors which excogitate repression and desire in the woman as well as in the video makers relationship to her.

Dans cette vidéo, le documentaire personnel et le récit fragmenté s'entrecroisent pour retracer la relation entre la vidéaste et le personnage principal, athlète et survivante de l'inceste. Bien qu'on ne la voit pas à l'écran, on sent en permanence la présence de Calvert derrière la caméra, avec laquelle elle "lit" le corps de la femme désirée, tout en refusant d'en faire un objet à la disposition des spectateurs. Par ailleurs, des images candidement désarmantes d'une petite fille font subtilement allusion à la frontière fragile séparant la sexualité de l'inceste. Une vidéo sur le voyeurisme, le pouvoir et le désir.

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