Sporing Lips of Transposed Desire, 3:38 min, Malin Arnell and Pablo Zuleta Zahr, 2011

The video Sporing Lips of Transposed Desire (2011) is a collaboration between Malin Arnell and Pablo Zuleta Zahr. The work, in which Arnell acts out autoerotic fantasies on a tree covered in fungus, was shot in a northern Swedish forest. Sporing Lips of Transposed Desire arose spontaneously during a hike. The film is characterized by Arnell’s interest in a feminist redefinition of pornography and references the “queer” tradition in filmmaking, such as the work of the American artist Barbra Hammer, who made experimental films in the 1970s that addressed taboo themes such as menstruation, female orgasm, and lesbian sexuality. At the same time, Sporing Lips of Transposed Desire is also an ironic play on the countless amateur outdoor pornos circulating in the net that use nature merely as a backdrop and not as an object of lust, desire, and longing.

Excerpts from the Press Release
Essaying Performative Constructions
Solo show at SEPTEMBER, Berlin 25.06.2011 – 13.08.2011