What we crave in any erotic action is gaining the jouissance. Enjoyment that goes beyond pleasure principle. This jouisance is only obtained through transgressing the pleasure principle. According to lacan this transgressions bears pain and goes so far as reaching a total destruction and this will answer to death instinct. The very moment of erotic ecstasy is similar to the moment of death following an exciting crash. I have described this instinct for death in paintings of car crash scenes, taken from crash test videos and games. The final produced image is referring to both social and political metaphors of car and car crash scenes and to the erotic implications of such a death.
Once j. G. Ballard described car crash: “a car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed, drama, kinesthetic factors, the stylizing of motion, consumer goods, and status -- all these in one event. I myself see the car crash as a tremendous sexual event really: a liberation of human and machine libido (if there is such a thing).”