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There is a Myth

Catherine Elwes
1984
10mins Colour U-matic

There is a Myth

The mothers breast returns to its original function as a source of food, thus subverting its narrow adult reading as object of hetrosexual desire.

A single breast fills the screen and is repeatedly pummelled by the infants hand. These brutal caresses soon produce the desired effect and milk oozes from the swollen nipple. The viewer, deprived of any conventionally sexual reading, is left to confront or repress pre-lingual memories of the physical and psychological pleasures of lactation. CE

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