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Peepshow – Titillation & The Moving Image – Black Garden

Blicklust sets up a perverse dynamic of scientific and sadistic study. Commencing with an elaborate diagram of an eye, the film plummets into an indeterminate shadow world, peering through ruffled curtains at images cold, precise and debauched. The scientific dissection of living tissue is matched ... Read more
Korridor is composed mostly of found footage and Brehm's mirror projections into the preexisting compositions. The filmmaker stalks a neo-gothic gallery of pornographic actors engaged in gloomy revelry. Present among his images, he appears in a series of impending repetitions. The metaphor of ... Read more
The Schwarzer Garten is loaded with dangerous connections. Macumba is overtly menacing, connecting ethnographical footage of tribal rituals with 70s black pornography. The montage construction is consistent with other films in the sextet. Brehm intercuts the labial mouth of an African objet dart ... Read more
The last of the Schwarzer Garten series elegantly loops into moments of the earlier works (with the notable exception of Macumba). The ocean sounds from The Murder Mystery bleed into the stalking scene as a woman is followed by the voyeur, who appears here in full frontal close-up, without the ... Read more
Using Russian, Japanese and American porn and his own footage. Brehm creates a matrix in which graphic anatomical parts act as the optical lubricant to the sound of someone shaving. On a window/screen, back-lit and fluctuating, an immaterial shadow-hand appears to stimulate the cock which serves as ... Read more
A pornographic-sadistic fantasy of murder in flickering black and white and torn images, The Murder Mystery is thick with the colour of violence. On the minimal soundtrack ocean sounds create an audio unrest while the screen itself pumps with a brutal sexual energy. The film oscillates between two ... Read more
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