Nine Gates

Paweł Wojtasik

2016 | 00:09:58 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Poetry, Sexuality

Wojtasik's Nine Gates explores the possibility of transcendence through sexual passion: averting the gaze from the objectification of the other, the female body or the obscure enemy, to the vast and microscopic details of the body unknown to the viewer, becoming a meditation on love beyond definition.

Exposing close-up images of all openings of the female body, Wojtasik's camera, while moving slowly, searches and probes the orifices described by Apollinaire, enhanced by size and visual clarity, thus enabling a stunningly direct and visceral intimate gaze onto and into these zones of the body. Deliberately interlocking anatomy and pornography, Wojtasik reflects through sensuous camera work and careful editing the question of beauty within the context of the human condition, by examining the operations of desire in the act of looking.

Wojtasik's Nine Gates boldly addresses the nature of love and visuality by using the body as a portal, overcoming the raw reality of the visible and directing the viewer toward the implications of perception superseding actuality by entering the realm of fantasy and ultimately reinstating a universal polymorphous state of bliss.

-- Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.

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Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
New York, NY

Exhibitions + Festivals

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 2014

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Wand, Germany, 2014

Video Fest (Formerly Dallas Video Fest), Dallas, TX, 2013