Philosophy in the Bedroom

1993, 16:17 min, color, sound, Super 8mm film on video

A home-movie paean to the Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the Bedroom plumbs the depths of boudoir small talk. In the first part, a newly-acquainted odd couple discuss desire—and lack thereof—over a bag of potato chips. In the second part, a recumbent woman describes her partner and herself as "the John and Yoko of the '90s." ("We're in bed most of the time," she explains.) The two read aloud, nap and argue beneath the blankets. Ahwesh manipulates the image through chemical and mechanical means, gradually shifting the color scheme from blue to yellow.

Part 1: Natalka Voslakov, Bomba Ben Wa
Part 2: Sally Greenhouse, Eric Gudas.


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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