Electric Garden is constructed upon one continuous pan of the edges and outlines of the female body and elicits the idea of the well established erotic theme in art, the reclining nude. Rendered in rich and vibrant colours, it winks at the historically romanticized idea of the feminine and flora, the wild and the outdoors and gently twist the line set by society, defining the border between the feminine and nature. It transfers the imagery of the undressed observed reclining woman to a visual representation of woman’s own satisfaction.
Through the mirror image, I explore the representational of boundaries of self and body. Being both creator and performer of this video I seek to give agency to a female subjectivity and self-determined sexuality.
director : micheline durocher
editing: yuri berger, rachel echenberg, anhtu vu, micheline durocher
cast: micheline durocher
camera: josé dupuis
sound: micheline durocher
country and year: Canada, 2011
2011 Arizona Underground Film Festival, Tucson, USA.
2011 The MisALT Screening Series, Pornography and its discontents, San Francisco, USA.