press release

Sue de Beer looks at morbid fantasies of horror culture, producing visual anthems about the darker side of youth. In her most recent series of video works, de Beer veers away from the horror movie format, instead juxtaposing icons of rebellious youth with tender moments of cautious lust. de Beer's work is neither voyeuristic nor exploitative. Rather, she offers insight into the struggle through the confusing and volatile years of adolescence and the loss of innocence. de Beer's teens, who once forced viewers to contemplate their potentially violent and horrific capabilities, now present the reverse by showing their delicate potential for love and intimacy.

Sue de Beer
The Stills