Agnes Janich

Desire - essay excerpt

Desire,
essay by Eli Okkenhaug,

in: Desire, Ed. Eli Okkenhaug,

Bergen Museum of Art,
Bergen, NO,

ISBN 978-82-91808-5

In the video installation we are presented with a man and a woman who are undressing. The man's actions are accompanied by calls of encouragement on a voiceover. The same action on the part of the woman is depicted as something sordid. The work effectively comments on how one can perceive the sexuality of men and women in diametrically opposed ways, and that sexual initiative and sexual autonomy is still, in the eyes of many, restricted to male sexuality.

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