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Masturbation in Space (excerpt)

Masturbation in Space (2012, 4 minutes, HD video, stereo)

Commissioned for Strange Attractors:
Kardambikis, Christopher and Suzie Silver. Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities. Pittsburgh, PA: Encyclopedia Destructica, 2012.

Direction, effects, sound, and edit by Joshua Thorson
Written and narrated by "Mike Harringer" (para-fictional collaborator)

This video, commissioned by Suzie Silver for her Strange Attractors project, is a collaboration between
myself and "Mike Harringer, whom I met at a book fair in 2009." Harringer recounts an extra-terrestrial
abduction that followed a humorous late-night conversation he had with his boyfriend about Whitley
Streiber and Christopher Walken. Harringer's story is accompanied by CGI video sequences that vaguely
illustrate Harringer’s story about auto-eroticism-as-performance for curious, sex-positive alien anthropologists.

Presented at Anthology Film Archives, NYC; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; MIX NYC; Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco; among others.

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"Mike Harringer" & Joshua Thorson page from:
Kardambikis, Christopher and Suzie Silver. Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities. Pittsburgh, PA: Encyclopedia Destructica, 2012.