Amie Siegel
Fetish

See also

Body Scripts

Genealogies

Provenance

Surrogates

Fetish
2016, HD video, color/sound, 10 minutes


Fetish delves into the stratified relationships between culture, value, and material, focusing on Sigmund Freud’s personal collection of archaeological statues and artifacts. Filmed at the Freud Museum in London, it portrays the annual nocturnal cleaning of the psychoanalyst's collection, suggesting an analogy between the careful, voyeuristic, almost ritualistic removal of layers of dust from the objects and the intimate excavations and disclosures of analysis, both processes normally hidden from view.

Amie Siegel: Fetish

Exhibition View, South London Gallery, London, England

Amie Siegel: Fetish

Exhibition View, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Amie Siegel: Fetish

Exhibition View, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amie Siegel: Fetish

Exhibition View, South London Gallery, London, England

Amie Siegel: Fetish

Exhibition View, Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Amie Siegel: Fetish

Exhibition View, Simon Preston Gallery, New York