Gender, Lace and Glass

David Findlay

1992, 03:00 minutes, colour, English, closed caption


Gender, Lace And Glass concerns examining and challenging the nature of one's fantasies. It looks at how dominant culture's co-authorship of personal imaginings can impose priorities and standards that may be miles away from the lived experience or values of the person fantasizing. The protagonist begins the process of undoing / rewriting a self-image that doesn't fit.

Un jeune homme noir, désirant se défaire du fardeau des contraintes raciales et sociales, on arrive à se créer des fanstasmes "d'intrusion" dans le corps "protecteur" d'une femme blanche, en dépit de ses propres préférences sexuelles. Cette vidéo explore les moyens par lesquels même les désirs profonds peuvent subir des pressions sociales et politiques.

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