Posts tagged with ‘feminist art’
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
Girls Get Busy would like to create a list of feminist artists with Tumblr accounts accessible on the blog, and needs your help!
If you or somebody you know creates feminist art availably on Tumblr, then please comment below with your/their name and URL link. You can also send a private message or email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"For Jonas, the mirror became a symbol of (self-)portraiture, representation, the body, and real vs. imaginary, while also sometimes adding an element of danger and a connection to the audience that was integral to the work." - source
"The artist Ana Teresa Fernandez recently cast a pair of high-heeled shoes in ice and stood in the gutter of an inner-city street at night until they melted and left her barefoot and free. It was a battle between the warmth of her body and the coldness of the shoes, between her own fierce will and the imprisonment of the Cinderella story. The shoes were astonishingly beautiful, strange, alarming. They were shoes that wanted to kill your feet, shoes too brittle to walk in, shoes of the kind called stiletto, as though you could stab someone with them. … [T]hey slowly disintegrated, like a story falling apart, like a belief wearing out. like a fear melting away. …
"In ‘Cinderella,’ women deform themselves to try to fit into the shoe; Ana destroyed the shoes, making something beautiful out of the war between flesh and ice, between a fairy tale that didn’t fit and her own intransigent warmth. Not everyone has the will or the warmth."
— Rebecca Solnit, “The Faraway Nearby”
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We have an exciting new online exhibition of colourful contributions that were originally printed in b&w in Girls Get Busy Zine on @rt b@by g@llery from 16th February - 16th March 2013
♡ ARTISTS ♡ - Mimi Sotudeh, Josephine Edwards, Hannah Hill, Jasmin Risk, Lee Rey, Camilla Carè Bethany Lamont, Jodie Skilton, Sasha Cresdee, Amanda Dias, Kate Rolison, Beth Siveyer, Rebecca Cooper, Hannah Le Feuvre, Melanie Jane, Arvida Byström Adee Roberson, Joanna Simpson, Holly Lucas, Delilah Rosier. Curated by Beth Siveyer
Poster art by Camilla Carè