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removed

USA, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Peepshow – Titillation & The Moving Image)

Director: Naomi Uman

In removed, naomi uman physically erases the female body from old 16mm porn using nailpolish remover and household bleach. This gorgeous attack of beauty and domestic product on celluloid results in a series of animated white 'holes' writhing orgasmically in the place of porn stars. The leering men are captured in various inadequate poses and the original dialogue tracks remain, complete with badly dubbed exchanges. The hole in the film becomes an erotic zone, a blank on which a fantasy body is projected. This brilliant work is unusually precise it is politically subversive, pornography in its own right, sassy and extremely funny.

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