So, you know, if you’re in France and missed the screening of William Shatner’s The Captains, there are other ways to get your Kirk Fix.
In fact, at the Musée Rodin, Douglas Gordon has created an exhibition titled Star Trek, Predictable Incident in Unfamiliar Surroundings. The entire show consists of slowed video clips demonstrating the Captain of the Enterprise doing what he does best: kissing ladies.
According to a writeup of the exhibit, the way the scenes have been edited, looped and decelerated reveal the eroticism and violence inherent in these moments, but often lost when watched at full speed. Why the Rodin Museum? It ties into the supressed lust visible in Rodin’s own work, encouraging art enthusiasts to explore these images a little closer.
Quite a way to spend a lazy summer afternoon. The exhibit runs until September 4th, so hop a plane to Paris today.
Photo © D. Gordon