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Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2000
Duration: 25'
Direction: Ursula Biemann

Writing Desire is a video essay on the relationships between words, bodies, and desire. The tape analyses the triangular relationship in the romantic communication brought about by digital technologies like the Internet, with the concomitant disembodiment of sexuality and the marketing of sex relationships. It thus underscores the impact of new technologies in the global circulation of women’s bodies from the third world to the first world in the marketplace of desire. The video explores the subjectivities that emerge in this complex interchange in the industrial world, post-socialist countries, and Southeast Asia.
Video Festival; One World Film Festival, Canada; Videoex, Video and Experimental Film Festival, Zurich.

Ursula Biemann

Ursula Biemann is an artist, curator and theorist who's work focuses on migration, resources and the global economy. She has published numerous books on art practice in the field, the video essay, geography and the politics of mobility. Recent projects include Black Sea Files on the Caspian oil pipeline, Sahara Chronicle on clandestine transit mobility and X-Mission on Palestinian refugee camps. She is a researcher at the Institute for Theory at ZHdK, Zurich.
Performing the Border (1999)

Writing Desire (2000)
Remote Sensing (2001)
Europlex (2003)
Contained Mobility (2004)
Black Sea Files (2005)
Sahara Chronicles (2006-2009).
X-Mission (2008)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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