’The Kiss’: the obscene off the scene

Miguel De

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Using William Heise’s The Kiss, from 1896, as a starting point, I created an experimental essay film, also called The Kiss, to expose and question our conception of obscenity. Comparing both films and the resulting reception of their audiences, and the history of obscenity, I strive to provoke a reflection on how our conception of morality affects artistic creation in today’s internet culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-171
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Science and Technology of the Arts
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


  • Audiovisual essay
  • Obscenity
  • Pornography


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