[ Experimental documentary video, 6 min ]
The Phantasmagoria of Offense is an animated film lyric on the dangers of image suppression and censorship. In this “male version” a collage history of images related to the male body examines the cultural anxieties around vulnerability, homosexual desire and the questioning of the dominant paradigm. The political aftermath of the AIDS crisis is seen alongside the well-intended requests for “trigger warnings.” If there is a take away message, it is that censorship is not an abstraction. It has a body count.
Censorship, “Obscene Art,” and Trigger Warnings: The Thought-Provoking New Film Lyric by Jess IrishInterview with Julia Rubin