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Stephen Dwoskin
30mins Black & white 16mm


Dirty was originally shot in 1965. The footage was found in a very bad state and 'restored' with all marks, breaks, dirt etc. deliberately left in place. But this is not the only thing that makes this a 'dirty' film;

we see two almost naked women in bed, first drinking from a bottle, then playing with it and ultimately engaging in erotic play. The dirt marks, the grainy texture of the image and the break-down of the continuity of the action give the whole film the quality of a highly charged erotic memory. It creates the effect of a dreamlike recalling of a scene with the dreamer's freedom to re-run or pause on particular gestures and freeze certain privileged moments such as the caress of a hand, the bounce of a breast, a look, etc.

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