Shawn Chappelle

1997, 09:00 minutes, colour, English


Zoom into the red storm of Jupiter then through a kaleidoscopic painterly display of fleeting porn images. 2001 meets Deep Throat. A pop art smattering of male pubescent fantasy images juxtaposed with outer space. Gratuity and commodity vs. the eros and spiritual.
Spacejunk is a term applied to satellites no longer in use, devoid of images, devoid of meaning. This serves as metaphor for porn which is a sort of junkfood for the soul. Pornographic images serve to distance oneself from the body and seek satisfaction in the other, the external.
The conquest of the moon is used to mirror the heterosexist conquest of the female. The gynaecological, thoroughly demystifying representation of the female genitalia sometimes going as far as exposing the birth canal, is parallelled with the vacuous conquest of the lunar landscape.

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