Triviality

2009 | 00:09:19 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Blu-ray, Body, Conceptual Art

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Triviality features a scene of Tom Colt, a Los Angeles porno actor, standing naked in a bare room masturbating, trying unsuccessfully to bring himself to orgasm.

"The film's approach is all Body Art and very little eroticism... The artist said he was interested in his actor's sense of embarrassment (at his professional failure to ejaculate on cue), but to the viewer the performance (is) a challenge to watch. Though the action in Triviality is utterly familiar — and certainly much can be said about it — its presentation (is) offensive first of all. Which is what makes it an emblematic avant-garde gesture."

— Walter Robinson, Editor, Artnet Magazine

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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