Keep Your Laws Off My Body (1990, 12 min)


Produced by Catherine Gund and Zoe Leonard.

Intimate scenes of gentle sexuality and domesticity set to the mechanical cadence of a projector (evoking a feeling somewhere between the repetitive labour of a sewing machine and violence of a machine gun) are juxtaposed with images of police and sirens to highlight the alarming intrusion of America’s laws on queer people and women’s bodies in healthcare, sexual expression, and desire.

Video. (Originally presented as a video installation: bed, sheets w/silk-screened laws governing the body, surveillance camera, 14 min, 1989.) Originally distributed by The Kitchen. For screening and distribution options, email us.