Mirodrome (Peepshow 1 et 2)

Derek Woolfenden

Experimental film | France | digital | 4:3 | color | mono | 2005 | 8'  00"
30 €

Original language: Français Screening Copy: digital
A diptych whose two panels merge in an exterior-to-interior movement: billboards and neon signs solicit passersby and transform them into spectators of the boulevard's numerous and infernal sex dens, themselves a pure product of consumerism - an indissociable element of contemporary orgasmic pleasure. The first panel (Peep Show 1) takes a playful and ironic approach to the subject, while the second (Peep Show 2) - darker, dirtier and more desperate - applies a more chaotically incandescent treatment. Nocturnal wanderings, both internal and external; the critique of an existing urban landscape (the sex-shops of my neighbourhood, which stretches from Place Pigalle to Place Clichy) combined with the critique of a fictional landscape (the sex-shops of of New York and Los Angeles). These cinematic wanderings are the pretext for an inventory of the representation of the female body, as created by the masculine collective imagination and its libidinal ego - with a dose of cynicism and irony thrown in for good measure.


Director: Derek Woolfenden

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