Eroticized Violence

This (06:33 min) video art mixes the aesthetic of BDSM practices with that of Afro-Cuban religions and its physical expressions to talk about the objectification/fetishism of the body, complexities in power dynamics and understanding correlations between the master/slave relationship and the idea of controlling by letting go of control. The video depicts a Black character whose body is compressed by unknown forces that consequently create new spaces of expansion. The body is shown as a vessel constantly loaded with desires for power over something outside of it.

Artist: Esteban Jimenez Guerra

Year: 2021