Explicit But Equal : Toward A New Pornography
Video Guide, Dec. 1986, v. 8, no. 4, pp. 6-7
Karen Knights discusses sexual representation in video art. The debate on sexual imagery revolved around defintions of erotica/erotic and pornography/pornographic. Karen writes that we need to re-educate ourselves about sexuality in order to produce explicit sexual imagery that is non-exploitive especially in context with gay males and women. Karen beileves that artists must reach beyond their own immediate art context and open honest discussions within other groups about female sexuality and must act as intermediaries between their visual culture and that of women who have little contact with it. If one is to legitimize new porn and celebrate desire, one must first legitimize sexuality.
ITEM 1986.017 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Desert Hearts – Donna Dietch