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The Small Boy's Dream

Michael Curran
1991
2 mins video

The Small Boy's Dream

This very early tape explores male lack through the trope of the mermaid.

An image of a hook acts as a mask for the male body. Later its pendulum swings transform into an inward attack. At the climax of the tape the fetish of the mermaid escapes while water rushes forth towards the screen, implying a fluidity in which everything vacillates and is confused, suggesting lost boundaries and the dream of escape.

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