Terry Flaxton

The Object of DesireThe World Within Us

In 1987 with The World Within Us, Terry Flaxton surprised both himself and the filmworld with a reflexive-narrative form with which he resisted what he called the “dominant taste institutions” for which narration sounds like Hollywood. In The Object of Desire, Flaxton returns to this aesthetic, inspired by directors such as Andrei Tarkovsky, understanding video as a medium for superimposing narrative and conceptual intention. The object of desire consists of digital layers of the imaginary.