Masturbation in Space (excerpt)

Masturbation in Space (commissioned for "Strange Attractors," 2012, 4 minutes, HD video, stereo)
Direction, effects, sound, and edit by Joshua Thorson
Written and narrated by Mike Harringer

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.