Hala Tawil                                  


gradual unease ii
2018
video


Both childish and erotic imagery represent reality in its most simplified, sanitized and delicious form. Although aimed at different audience, their visual languages eerily coincide.
Given the tension and complexity embedded in the most “innocent” of entertainment forms, it is thus important to recognise and celebrate the kitsch but captivating cartoon imagery of cakes, meat, and sausages, their ability to conjure up “hungry” and “horny” feelings in their viewers.
What we might be tempted to dismiss as visually tacky and tasteless, unexpectedly, expresses a deep understanding of the mechanisms of desire.