The Color of Love

1994, 10 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

Ahwesh subjects an apparently found pornographic film to coloring, optical printing and general fragmentation; the source material threatens to virtually collapse under the beautiful violence of her filmic treatment. What emerges is a portrait at once nostalgic and horrible: the degraded image, locked in symbiotic relation with an image of degradation.

For: Doris Wishman. Synchronization: Keith Sanborn. Music: Astor Piazzolla. Thanks: Gabriel Miller, Tim Allen.


This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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