by Tony WU
1999-2001 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 19' 00

MAKING MAPS is an integration of film from different methods, such as optical printing, animated image, refilming a film installation, and straight filming. It is a film essay dealing with pornographic material. The project is my response and reaction to pornography and an understanding of pornography besides its generally perceived function. The process is to experiment with semen and blood (real and fake) to create texture on pornographic pictures I collected from porn magazines and film them one by one both full and partial images. The semen and blood symbolize sexual ecstasy, orgasm, suffering and disease. Therefore, these images are no longer pornography but rather physical and psychological maps in an abstract transformation through film.


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 79,00 €