Thursday, 1 May 2014

Dont forget to attend tomorrows Thunder Flux exhibition in southampton!!!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

So I am so happy to announce that I have been selected to show my work in my first professional Art Exhibition in a few weeks time. The Exhibition will be held in Southampton (address in poster) and is run by artist Liv Fontaine. The exhibition consists of 5 London artist and 5 artist from the south.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Potential Purchases 

Number 1:

'When you are fifteen years old and destitute, too unskilled to work and too young to claim unemployment benefit, your body is all you have left to sell.' Rachel Moran came from a troubled family background. Taken into State care at fourteen, she became homeless and got involved in prostitution aged fifteen. For the next seven years Rachel worked as a prostitute, isolated, drug-addicted, outside of society. Rachel's experience was one of violence, loneliness, and relentless exploitation and abuse. Her story reveals the emotional cost of selling your body night after night in order to survive-loss of innocence, loss of self-worth and a loss of connection from mainstream society that makes it all the more difficult to escape the prostitution world. At the age of 22 she managed, with remarkable strength, to liberate herself from that life. She went to university, gained a degree and forged a new life, but she always promised that one day she would complete this book. This is Rachel Moran's story, written in her own words and in her own name.

Number 2:

In Playing the Whore, journalist Melissa Gira Grant turns these pieties on their head, arguing for an overhaul in the way we think about sex work. Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in her experience as an organizer, advocate, and former sex worker, Playing the Whore dismantles pervasive myths about sex work, criticizes both conditions within the sex industry and its criminalization, and argues that separating sex work from the "legitimate" economy only harms those who perform sexual labor. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

East London Fawcett 

If you haven't already then you must get your tickets for this event at The Rich Mix this month!

Barbara Breitenfellner

Ok so im really considering re-creating this performance piece by Barbara Breitenfellner for my degree show 'Just a little piece...smaller...smaller'

As quoted in the book above 'there is no paralysing/paralysed gaze: hair will grow back sooner or later again, her body will be modestly dressed again so that sex and seduction can start again.’

My hair is the one thing that is untouched, I never cut it and i feel that it is the one thing that makes me feel in control. I stand by the fact that I hate the word femininity and if this is the one thing that constantly makes me attractive and feminine, then why should i keep it? Would men still whistle at me as they drive past in their van and will men in nightclubs still pathetically attempt to take me home for a shag if my long blonde hair was now a shaven skin head?      

Reading Recommendations 

So this book has literally started to fall apart at the seems... I am so obsessed with it. Looking at a large group show called 'A little object' in which over 40 artist participated over 3 shows in one year is then followed up by a discussion. The visual arts working group of CFAR, took up a proposition of Lacan, that the work of art occupies the place of the analyst.

This new book by PHD Jesse Bering looks at the sexual deviant in all of us. He questions what would happen if we rose above our fears and revulsions and accepted our true natures?

Looking at his own theories on homosexuality, desires and shameful fulfilment's.

GQ and Bondi Hipsters

GQ and Bondi Hipsters

So the latest craze in the magazine world today is by artists who name themselves the Bondi Hipsters. They have decided to reshoot the latest GQ interview with Miranda Kerr including artist Christiaan Van Vuuren reposing the images.

The artist also decided to re write some of the quotes from a male perspective on hot topics such as masterbating and sexual attractions. 

The idea behind this piss take was to show that the tables turn when the topic of sex and sexiness is flipped in reverse and a man is photographed straddling on the floor in stockings.

Creative director Adrian Archer behind it says-

"It's important for people to understand the masculine form can be just as beautiful as the feminine form. Why can't men appreciate other men? Why can't men talk about masturbating on public transport?" 

The whole things basically shows the differences in which men and women are portrayed, photographed and even interviewed when it comes to magazine shoots. 

Why does it become weird when a man talks about sexual curiosities and masterbating in a magazine article?