The Birth of Venus, Detail
Edouard Levé - Pornographie
While employing the established language of filmed sex the scene evokes the absent, the subjects’ faces hidden just as their sexual organs are.Explanation is withheld also. Clinically cold and bland, the environment is stifling to even regard, the characters appearing profoundly alienated even as they mock intimacy. Being a portrait (or rather non-portrait) without faces, encourages viewing the tableau as a dead-pan, geometric study in shape or even as a still-life. Reduced to the almost abstract, and lacking eroticism, the situation plays on the inherent absurdity of human sexual scenarios.
Upper West Side, Manhattan. $850.00
“mezzanine above the living room”
“its about 3 feet tall so you can’t stand up”
“you wont have a door but the loft is somehow private”