Love To Love You Baby: Sewing Threads of Desire in Sophia Narrett’s “Certain Magic”
Art

Love To Love You Baby: Sewing Threads of Desire in Sophia Narrett’s “Certain Magic”

“Isn’t sex more erotic when spiced with a sense of danger? But how much danger?” asked music critic Stephen Holden in a review of a Donna Summer album. Those really are the questions, aren’t they? What is the line between eroticism and violence–or at least, threat–and how does one know if they’ve crossed it? Disco … Continue reading

5(ish) Films and Videos For People Who Don’t Want To Go Outside This Memorial Day Weekend
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5(ish) Films and Videos For People Who Don’t Want To Go Outside This Memorial Day Weekend

Aa…aaaa…AAAAA…CHOO! Whew! *blows nose* Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! I don’t know about you but I’ve been honking and horking my way through this holiday weekend. Mary, I’m about ready to give it up and start living in a bubble full-time like a hamster or Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips. Maybe I’ll … Continue reading

Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me: Sensory Overload At “Haptic Tactics”
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Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me: Sensory Overload At “Haptic Tactics”

Scratch. Scrape. Scratch. Scrape. A chill flies down my neck, ricocheting down my spine. It’s not just the sound of A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard’s collaborative video Untitled (shaving performance 2010) that sends multiple senses into overdrive. It’s also the visuals–disembodied hands wielding a straight razor, slicing precariously close to a woman’s bare skin and … Continue reading