Damien Moreau is a filmmaker and photographer whose work explores intimacy and queer bodies and identity. His focus on sex reflects his belief in the important emotional and spiritual expression sex enables and its liberatory potential through experiences of jouissance. Moreau began his career as a pornographic model and soon became interested in directing in order to create and explore his own ideas about fantasy and desire.
In 2015 Moreau debuted his cinematic mini-series OHBOY. The verbally sparse and visually lush masturbation vignettes of OHBOY invite a voyeuristic gaze into the private lives of its characters challenging assumptions about the transparent intelligibility of desire, sexuality and the self. Blurring distinctions between film and pornography OHBOY asks us to consider what sex on film looks like, invokes, complicates and how it positions its audience.
His recent work, including the upcoming film Lust for Life, examines themes of freedom, utopianism, queer community and asociality. Turning to genres of science fiction and fantasy, Moreau continues to investigate how joy might be located and experienced in this world and one that pushes the limits of the imagination.