Soma I

Barbara Lattanzi

1988, 06:00 minutes, colour, English


Soma I uses the language of medical symptoms to depict the self as a theatre of (physical) becomings. Soma I presents changing scripts for expressions of the body in pain. This videotape relates the subject of symptomatology - the medical science of disease symptoms - to the semantics of humour in order to foreground "triggers" of shifting meaning that accompany the transcoding labour of the viewer.

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental


Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)


5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy


Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.