Le Corps Imagé
Short experimental film that examines the way that fine art and fashion photography draw from cultural representations — an act of both reading and writing - Stephen saw the act of projecting those images back onto the performer’s moving bodies as one of reclamation, with the dancers/performers controlling the final image through movement. Classical Greek male torsos merge into ambiguous gender zones as they are projected onto women’s bodies, a large cock emits from Michelangelo’s David, a crowd of 1950s film spectators wearing 3D glasses jostle as their body/screen rewrites the image.
The film went on to win the Grand Prix award at the International Festival Of Young Cinema in Montreal, and the Medal Of Honour at the Brussels Film Festival.
Summary by Simon Hunt