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Jime Lemoire

2002, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 157.01

This video explores the violent and exploitative ways in which not only gender, but also the false biological sex binary, are prescribed and imposed onto an individual's body. Through the use of provocative imagery, the "compulsory" ways in which we search for an identifiable gender identity in those we meet, is contentiously examined. While this work illuminates and continues the celebrated critical inquiries pursued by queer theory as related to gender, it also paradoxically addresses the psychological and emotional implications of such discussions and their victimization of the very individuals for which it is supposed to liberate.

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