New School University
April 8, 2015
Michele Beck has received acclaim for her work in video and performance. In her videos she often films herself wearing costumes of her own making, concealing her entire body, head and face. In My Erotic Body, a work that could broadly be characterized as documentary, she turns her attention to the recent trends in pole dancing. An act that we associate with strip clubs and various forms of misogyny, pole dancing has been reinvented as a women-only activity, which brings together movement and eroticism in an environment totally isolated from men.