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“Where technology and flesh collide.” WIRED MAGAZINE

Best Experimental Film 1995 NY Underground Film Festival

THE OPERATION – An infrared short film by Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas.


In a cold tile operating room, a surgeon clad in a protective Ty-Vek suit, goggles and tight rubber gloves demonstrates her skill before a group of observers. They scrutinize the eerie coupling between the surgeon and patient, whose bodies merge like molten lava. Thermal coitus draws the viewer into an erotic experience that probes beneath the boundary of skin.