Fear and Desire

new cinematic works by Julian Rosefeldt, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Muller, Reynold Reynolds, Clement Page, Marion Tampon-Lajarriette
+ new sculptures by Mattia Biagi

There are few subjects in the study of cinema that are quite as salient as fear & desire. Freud, Lacan, Lyotard and dozens more have written about the desiring, or libidinal, function of the cinematic, while semioticians such as Christian Metz have described how such voyeuristic mechanisms such as distance, displacement and lack are part and parcel of the filmic experience as well. ?What distinguishes the cinema,? writes Metz, ?is an extra reduplication, a supplementary and specific turn of the screw bolting desire to lack? which is partly why the cinema is so very well-suited to handling erotic scenes, which depend so heavily on direct, non-sublimated voyeurism.?

Co-curated by Clement Page, the exhibition Fear & Desire at Young Projects will feature 7 films by some of Europe?s most respected artists. Each medium-to-short work explores the theme of fear & desire, both as a topic and as a formal concern, and yet no two approaches are alike.

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