The still life, the portrait, the landscape: each a persistent trope in art's long march from religious propaganda to market-driven cultural "capital". In recording his own sex life on film from 1999 to 2005, artist Pierre Radisic blurs the boundaries between "still-life", "landscape" and "self-portrait", transforming his own body and that of his female partner into an exotic, erotic sexscape, full of mountains and valleys and fountains and barren tree stumps.
His work reminds me of a similar set of auto-erotic self-portrait "landscapes" I took of myself with my own 35 millimeter when I was 18. I tried to dig them out of storage but unfortunately couldn't find the prints. Good thing too, cause Radisic's work perfectly captures what my naive attempt could only hope to master. There is only so much one boy can do with low lighting and fleshly thighs.
For more from Radisic's "Pornscapes", including a short video of his work which aired on Toronto's SexTV click HERE.