by Hermine Freed
Utilizing a split and reversed screen, Freed faces herself, caressing and kissing her doubled image. Without narration, the tape shows Freed suspended between two images, existing as a doubled person.
In light of feminist discourse on women’s alienation from themselves in a male-dominated culture and the co-option of women’s images by advertising and the media, this tape reads as Freed’s attempt to contact her self-image directly—to, in effect, claim her image. [ftp]
You can watch a clip from this short film at the link.
(Source: frenchtwist, via corophagia)