Zen Catharsis Claptrap

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Bataille, brothels & photography


Bettina Rheim's work Chambre Close, 2002, has affinities with Bataille and his experience of French brothels in the 1930s. The literary conceit of this work is of 19th-century erotica, in which a staid banker-type has a secret obsession to photograph young girls in anonymous hotel rooms.


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