Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things to do as a film student is apply Freudian psychology to the most arbitrary and random of objects/persons/places. A firm favourite (pun intended) is identifying phallic symbols; from an innocent cigarette to a mere lipstick, everything – according to our good friend Sigmund – can be considered as a signifier for a penis.
This filmic collaboration between NY-based artist Collier Schorr and menswear designer Tim Hamilton features the more athletic pieces by Hamilton and a rather large rope which ostensibly hangs from a ceiling. Were I writing this entry as an article for Film Quarterly I could probably go as far as to venture saying that the struggle to climb the rope is symptomatic of the young man’s struggle to overcome impotence. But, thankfully, I’m not, so let’s just enjoy the clothes…
For more on Hamilton do check out the v. handsome Horst’s no holes barred interview with the designer himself.
rather captivating film