by Bridget Irish

excerpts from a super 8/video piece

spoken text

I am struggling with an integration or blending
of what I have been learning academically concerning women's sexuality
with what I experience of my own sexuality,
on an individual basis and in my relationships with others.

It is the contradictions and similarities within this spectrum,
how they effect and shape my sexual identity,
from which I've initiated this exchange...

(transition to introduce, or base, the "objectification" images that follow)

The idea that women are bound to the Male Gaze implies that
even women expressing themselves
are going to produce images exhibiting an internalization
of phallo-centric influence.
What I am confronting is the internalization of the silence
imbued by groups and individuals of my own gender.

to be continued

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Film and Destroy

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The website version of FILM AND DESTROY (.org) was originally created
and published online in 1995 by multi-disciplinary artist Bridget Irish.

Last checked (for defunct links, etc) in 2013.

Olympia 1995-1996
San Francisco 1996-1999
Olympia 1999-Present