Bodymania

Saturday 18 February 2017

Tate Modern

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/film/independent-frames-american-experimental-animation-1970s-1980s/bodymania

From morphing bodies engaged in rapturous copulation (Desire Pie) to disembodied parts (The Club, Seed Reel), artists respond to the waning sexual revolution and the women’s movement, expressing agency and stimulation while at the same time depicting complex forms of desire. With the remove from photorealism affording artists the freedom to craft shocking imagery, films like Flesh Flows and Asparagus depict impossible anatomy and unusual couplings, opening the possibilities of sex as allegorical representation of creation, regeneration and the transferal of energy.

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Image: Maureen Selwood Odalisque 1980, film still. Courtesy the artist

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