Private Project

Soft Wax

Short video originally created for a "Portals and Rituals" themed art exhibit. "The process of changing an ostomy bag is a grotesquely intimate ritual with oneself that requires a confrontation of body horror. “Soft wax” refers to the barrier ring that rests between the intestinal portal and bag. The wax protects one’s skin from the inevitable burn of stray gastric acid leaking from the body and into the bag. Cleansing the skin where the ring will lay is an imperative part of ensuring the ritual’s success."

  • Janine Fleri
  • Alexandria Hall
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Body horror, autobiographical
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Portals & Rituals: An Exhibition of Eerie and Mysterious Art (at Grange Hall Cultural Center)
    Waterbury, VT
    United States
    November 16, 2018
  • All the Feels (at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery)
    Burlington, VT
    United States
    February 1, 2019
  • Wishbone Collective Art Walk
    Winooski, VT
    United States
    April 5, 2019
Director - Janine Fleri