Naomi Uman
b. 1962

Another example of the diffuse influence of Lettrist film can be seen in Naomi Uman’s Removed (1999), in which Uman took a dubbed European 1970s porn film and proceeded to erase the figure of the woman, frame by frame, using nail-polish remover and bleach. The writhing white wraith that remains interacts–but never sexually consummates–with a series of leering men, providing a satirical take on tropes of the male gaze and the inability of the female voice (here, reduced to a …

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Removed (1999)