The Art of Protective Coloration

1992 | 00:16:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Politics, War

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Q: What was the Cubists’ greatest contribution to modernity? A: The invention of camouflage. The Art of Protective Coloration asks us to consider the less-than-innocent connections between the making of art and the making of war. Such questions are the first few steps into the deceptively shifting terrain of this videotape, which leaps into a lurid meditation on aggressive male fantasies, linking the domains of art, war, and sex. It looks at binocular voyeurism, the regressive illusion of the perfected body (whether female or male), the phallic gun-toting pin-up, and camouflage. Sex between rigidly impassive mannequins may take you further than your super-ego wants you to go.