Leigh Ledare

Leigh Ledare
The Gift
Single-Channel Video
Courtesy of the artist

Leigh Ledare is an artist working with photography, archives, video, and text.

The Gift is an edition of an amateur softcore fetish spanking movie that his mother, Tina Peterson, a former ballerina, shot with two friends.  The artist explains:

The story was so flawed that the tapes sat for 2 years without being able to be made into anything. One day a package arrived with the mail at my door. Inside were two tapes and a small note from my mother telling me they were a gift and now it was my responsibility to make something out of them. I edited out the failed story the initial artists had attempted to film and left my mother playing to the direction of these two men, leaving what can be seen as a real armature for the missing narrative.

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