Shu Lea Cheang - Those Fluttering Objects of Desire
May 2 - 30
Laurie CarlosVideo Installation
Mary Ann Toman
Shu Lea Cheang, Rea Tajiri
Yong Soon Min
Robin & Suzi
Shu Lea Cheang's work has addressed the misconceptions of racial assimilation, exposing preconceived notions of race and gender. This new installation creates a discourse on sexual politics in the context of post-colonial, interracial sexual relationships. It reverses the role of women as the object of desire by refusing to submit women as objects of the gaze. Women artists and writers of diverse ethnic backgrounds have been invited to participate in constructing the work, each drawing on their personal experiences to create the individual video and audio works. The new works in this installation create a dialogue based on women's perspectives that counter the current state of sexual repression and conservative censorship.
The installation has two components:1-900-DESIRES appropriates the popular telephone sex lines, but substitutes an audio montage of personal encounters by the participating artists. They are listened to through reconstructed telephones. CHANNELS OF DESIRE uses the model of video porn booths to showcase the video break-ins by invited women media artists. After inserting a quarter into the machine, viewers can select from five channels of alternative images.
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