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.
Dallas Video Festival; One World Film Festival, Canada; Videoex, Video and Experimental Film Festival, Zurich.
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)
Contained Mobility (2004)
Black Sea Files (2005)
Sahara Chronicles (2006-2009).