The Western idea of feminism doesn’t apply to all cultures. In my understanding, Iranian women are not competing to be like men. It was this discussion of finding a balance—of who they are as women and who they are as men. It’s the equilibrium between the masculine and feminine that creates this perfect world. —Shirin Neshat

What’s the perfect world she’s talking about?

Western art, filmmaking included, begins with the gaze. Visaul pleasure is a form of desire. The word ‘cinema’ derives from the Greek kinema, meaning ‘movement’. Integral to desire is movement—that is, an eternal emotion of movement towards the other.

Unfortunately did not write down name of person who wrote this. In exhibition “This is a Landscape of Desire” by Jesper Just.