BEAUTY FEAR VIOLENCE is a photo-video installation that questions the omnipresence of violence against women in our visual culture. What would be left of the history of cinema if one refused to look at the archetypal and climactic scenes where female bodies are being massacred? To what extent do these supposedly "cathartic" scenes contribute to perpetuate the violence they expose? How does it feel to see your death graphically depicted on screen in every kind of way? As a young woman, I am wondering: why are we taught fear? And why should we take pleasure in watching other women suffer? BEAUTY FEAR VIOLENCE addresses my own contradictory feelings when I am confronted to such images of torture and humiliation, including in the greatest films. As a filmmaker, I am torn between fascination and repulsion, aesthetic pleasure and disgust. Is the scopic drive to blame for its innate collusion with a sadistic "male gaze"? Or can we make the ethical choice to create other images? Images that would not turn violence into a spectacle, beauty into alienation nor women's terror into dark eroticism. I am calling for another way to look at beauty, fear & violence...