1977 — Hohoemi
When i was looking for stating point of my fetishistic research i found the history of the best Japanese sex dolls brand started in 1977 when the future CEO of Orient Industry decided to make the kind of doll that he knew men needed. He came up with Hohoemi. What surprised me about the cool is that she’s a simple lady compared with the sophisticated silicone dolls of today but she certainly was a popular and durable creation. Made from urethane and PVC, Hohoemi was essentially a head, bust and waist with hole … and that’s it.
Austro-Hungarian fin-de-siècle princesses
Marchesa Casati A Man Ray portrait of Casati dressed as Elisabeth of Austria, 1935 (Man Ray Trust by SIAE 2014)
Captured for Vogue by the photographer Hoyningen-Huene, Casati dressed as Count Cagliostro, a 17th-century occultist, wearing a mask, suit of gold and silver, high heels and a crystal sword, she is an ultimate inspiration and a model to look for me. Im drawn by how carefully staged every piece is been staged- soggy wigs, crinoline, props.
"Living Dolls" 2013
The BBC inspired documentary "Living Dolls" captured my attention n because of the amazing aspect involved in these men's life which was to live their own wife for a perfectly convenient long-term affair with a doll. It really triggered my interest to understand and
- fetishised girl;
- second skin;
1975 — The Stepford Wives
A film about the quaint town of Stepford, Connecticut where men have beautiful robot wives that are all absolutely perfect. The continuation of the same idea with i investigate of taking control and advantage.
… except for the fact that they’re creepy.
Amber Hawk Swanson, 2006
"Artist Amber Hawk Swanson commissioned the production of a life-like sex doll, a RealDoll, made of a posable PVC skeleton and silicone flesh, in her exact likeness. Her doll, Amber Doll, began as a Styrofoam print-out of a digital scan of her head. Her face was then custom-sculpted and later combined with the doll manufacturer’s existing, “Body #8” female doll mold. After completing, “The Making-Of Amber Doll” and “Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony” (both 2007), Amber Doll and Swanson went on to disrupt wedding receptions, roller-skating rinks, football tailgating parties, theme parks, and adult industry conventions. In the resulting series, “To Have, To Hold, and To Violate: Amber and Doll,” ideas surrounding agency and objectification are questioned, as are ideas about the success or failure of negotiating power through one’s own participation in a cultural narrative that declares women as objects. Swanson’s work with Amber Doll, herself a literal object, deals with such themes through an oftentimes-complicated feminist lens."
Missy is launched into space 2013
An inflatable sex doll named Missy was recently launched into space making history as the first sex doll to have entered the earth’s outer atmosphere, which clarified to me that there is a subculture behind those plastic women and the obsession of men. Check out the video and watch Missy being hooked to a hydrogen-filled balloon then shot towards the cosmos at a speed of 426 metres per minute when, at an altitude of 31,090 metres, her balloon burst and she shot straight back down to the ground.
"Sex Objects Ltd"
Early in the 1980’s , British Company, "Sex Objects Ltd." creates a sex robot, named “36C,” for obvious reasons. What I really became interested in is the fact that “She” also had a 16-bit microprocessor and voice synthesizer that allowed primitive responses to speech and push button inputs. So it was completely "adapt" to her master's emotion and mood. That was something that i was really curious to explore and push as a concept.
Dame de voyage 1730s
Some of the first sex dolls were invented by Dutch sailors in the seventeenth century who would be isolated at sea during long voyages. These masturbatory dolls, referred to by the French as dame de voyage. Made of sewn cloth or old clothes and were a direct predecessor to today's sex dolls. The Dutch sold some of these dolls to Japanese people and the term "Dutch wives" is still sometimes used in Japan to refer to sex dolls.
Nobuyoshi Araki is a fine-art photographer known for his famous photographs from Tokyo’s famous "red light distinct". Often uses traditional Japanese motives and techniques such as woodblock printing, witch depicts remarkably explicit sex acts in the decorative graphic style the views often perceive them as scandal. Even though I don't like the objectification of the female naked body, I value the fact that he is trying to appreciate and show the authenticity of the sex worker's job and remind people that is still relevant and functioning. What I’m interested in is the big aspect of psychology involved in them depicting on the sexual obsession that lurk below the surface of the society and representing Japan and the hidden sexual culture by promoting explicit scenes.
Carmen Kass by Kelly Klein, Alek Wek by Mark Mattock for i-D magazine (1997)
1997 of Carmen Kass and Alek Wek for “i-D” mag, wearing crisp clothing while in the presence of radiant televisions. Carmen’s (left) was wearing a pure white Fendi shirt and knee-length skirt while gazing into the distance. Alek’s image almost suggests that we are the slaves of the objects around. Alek is lounging in a ruffled cardigan with all eyes pointed to the only source of lighting in the room the television.
Blake has adopted the bunny rabbit as a symbol of banal stereotype about homosexual male promiscuity. The same way I used the fishnets tights to simulate and remind of the stereotype of a prostitute. This method of social semiotics helps the audience understand the message the artist is trying to express. For example the character appears in a variety of formats in his work – as child size bunnies strung up by their areas, as a costume worn by Blake as he happily attempts to perform or as an oversized costume presented on its own. Funny, interactive and eye-catching the people involved are becoming almost (kinky) kids to me. For instance The Big One, 2003 presents a fluffy white rabbit ling on the floor as an enormous animal skin rug with text undertaking on his homosexual.
- Power dynamics;
- Taking advantage over a number of women ;
- Dominant submissive relationship;
- exploration of sexual fantasies;
- fetishising the body by objectifying;
Kama Sutra Cover from late 1970s
Thierry Mugler Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1995
One of the most extraordinary designers in terms of storytelling and pushing clothing to the limit for me is Terry Mugler. The ultra shaping cut of the clothes is beyond of what can be described and the way he is structuring his clothes specifically in his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1995 is outstanding, more touching on a subject directly driven from night life bondage and fetish. Reshaping and modifying the women body to feminine hybrid.
Look, Number: 26
Look, Number :23
Vivienne Westwood | Autumn/Winter 1993-1994 Anglomania
BLUE VELVET (FILM) 1986 neo-noir mystery film
- self exploration;
"BATHING SUIT "2008
Attending exhibition at Barbican Centre was interesting to see this performance stage in dark room full of people watching a girl undressing and tiring her bathing suit. I found the performance totally unpurposeful, dull and un-engaging. In my opinion the atmosphere and the composition was unclear. I saw a great del borrowed from the world of fetish.
Shibari: pushing boundaries in the ancient Japanese practice of knot tying 2016
Continuing researching i found out and noticed the social awareness interns of shibari and holist seen in the newspapers such as "the Guardian".
Marquis de Sade 2 June 1740
Interested in the origins of the word Sadistic I found out about Marquis De Sade, which is the root of the statement sadist.
"The Marquis de Sade was many things – a rapist, a paedophile, and an eloquent, literary apologist for sexual cruelty.
To his modern admirers, Donatien Alphonse François, Comte de Sade was also a revolutionary, one of the first writers and thinkers to explore the darkest labyrinths of the human soul. The jury is out on whether Sade was, in the contemporary sense of the word, a “sadist”.
In his many guises, including nearly 30 years as a prisoner under three regimes, royal, republican and imperial, the marquis never turned his hand to painting. It seems perverse, therefore, for the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to celebrate his 200th anniversary with an art exhibition."
I met Harriet Scott at the time when i where I was cooking for a new interest to become obsessed and indulge into (research wise). Harriet has had one of the most compelling lives. One day she invited me to an event on Facebook called "Bound- An evening Of Shibari at the flying ouch man". I was aware of the bondage of Shibari but haven't come across it in real live and the sadomasochisticculture surrounding it.
Harriet didn't end up going to bound so I ended up there by myself in a room full of people watching a girl be tied up naked and humiliated.
It was very bazar but at the same time amusing to see this girl being tortured and feeling pleasure from the pain. I became interested in the way they restricted her body and made her publicly exposed. I started thinking of something that prevent her from it like a mask or cover.
Romeo Castellucciis nothing but a pure genius. I fantasise near impossible concept of one day being able to collaborate with him.The operas and plays he conduct have a spiritual impact of the people watching dragging them into his pervert nasty understanding of life digging an emotional core. I first became aware of his practice while i was researching deeper into the Shibari culture and influences it had on the culture.sensual rollercoaster. A virtual aspect of all the pieces I watched was the intricacy and precision as well as conceptual strength behind the lighting and involving all the human senses. finding another usage.
Tragedia Endogonidia - Societas Raffaello Sanzio - Cesena - Romeo Castellucci
Plastic Rope 9.08
Research of materials
I was exploring the possibilities of incorporating different possibilities of manipulating fabric and materials which are found in the shibari practice and how is possible to incorporate them within my materials research.
Casanova(1976) - Federico Fellini
Casanova - Federico Fellini is one of the best movies I've seen. the amazing staged scenes and the over the top styled costumes are vital role for the movie's reputation i my opinion. The use of colour and carefully balanced elements in each take are inspirational to me in away fro embroidery placement. For example the scene with the dinner and old lady . The hair jewels and how they are flirting with the viewers perspective.
Valley of the Dolls (film) 1966
Following the same continuation of torture and humiliation to some degree I became fascinated in the styling and the method the movie was filmed. The subtle usage of colour and facial expression felt very overwhelming and emotional.
Valley of the Dolls 1967
"A THERAPY" by Roman Polanski 2012
PRADA "A THERAPY" is a short film directed by Roman Polanski, one of my all time favourite film directors, and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley. To me this is a great example of collaboration and cross over between disciplines- movie , fashion, photography.Seen trough Mr. Polanski unique perspective, beautiful scenes shows how therapist's growing obsession and fetishising on fur coat while he is in a session with a client. very humorous and ironic. Personally I think mr. Polanski is making a statement about nd they are suggesting the fashion as a form of fetish and external therapy finding yourself.strong"A game, a thought, that through friendship and mutual respect has become true. When I was asked to shoot a short movie for Prada, I did not think that I could really be myself, but the reality is that in the total freedom I was given, I had the opportunity to reunite my favorite group of people on set and just have fun.The chance to dwell on what the fashion world represents nowadays and the fact that it is accompanied by so many stereotypes is fascinating and at the same time a bit upsetting, but you definitely can not ignore it.It's very refreshing to know that there are still places open to irony and wit and, for sure, Prada is one of them."
Bitter Moon (film) Roman Polanski 1992
Extremely perverted sexualised base of the photographs attracted my attention and desire to explore that trough drawing. I wan to develop some embroidery from the textures in the photos such as dry flowers and hair.
Edward Scissorhands 1990
ERWIN OLAF - SEPARATION 2003
Vincent Peters VOGUE 1999
"Laura De Palma" Nick Knight 1997
The formidable piece from McQeen 1997 show that was highly controversial was featured in a shoot with N Knight. I was interested in the plastic alienated image of the girl and the way she was presented. Objectified on the floor exposed.
Jean Genet 1981 'The balcony'
Genet re-invented modern theatre touching on subjects such as status, state of degenerate mind etc .It really interested me the way he has related to the play and has described it as a rebirth and the reverted vision of the world and the characters involved.Reflecting upon the differences and how the society perceives certain subjects and integrates different ideas.
Charles Ray Charles Ray, Aluminum Girl, 2003
Charles Ray often described as "disturbing presence in contemporary art . but i think the amazing utilisation of materials and the huge spectrum of media involved in his work are expressing the deep emotion involved into his overwhelming performances.
Techno tailor BOSS
"Call this ‘athleisure’-inflected formalwear. Call this Boss 2.0. But in the traditionally conservative men’s fashion market, the brand has notably invested in the latest in German engineering to enhance its made-to-measure collection. The line was introduced in 2011 with dedicated floors in the Frankfurt and Zurich flagship stores, and has since been a global hit. Customers can order personalized and partly handcrafted suits starting at €1,700. The quality of fit and fabrics aspires to the Savile Row benchmark.
Boss is continually investing in what it calls a ‘technical centre’. It is an incommensurable collection of the latest laser and sewing technology that can meticulously mimic handcraft, but with flawless results. Boss engineers have created specific machines for almost all the tailoring steps traditionally done by hand, combining the knowledge of its seamstresses with the latest tech. This guarantees the most precise quality without losing the individual appeal. A gimp buttonhole of a Boss made-to-measure suit looks handmade, but is now created by a computer; the 180 pieces of a suit are cut by laser machines, allowing pinstripes and Prince-of-Wales checks to appear seamless when the suit is put together. The lining, though, is still done by hand, for ultimate comfort. At least, until the Boss engineers have constructed the right machine."
Marc Quinn, 2008 "Siren"
- public humiliation and abuse;
Marc Quinn, 2008 "Siren"
1996 Martin Kippenberger by Elfie Semotan
23.08 Contextual Practice
Today we had to asses ourselves by looking at the criteria. I found the activity extremely helpful interms of giving me an insight and providing me with an insight with what i have to provide. To my surprise i was delighted to see that i had more of the requirements already, however I'm determined to develop some of the criteria and points.
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Sce constructs dynamic and raw compositions out of various medias, including everyday life objects. By doing so she explores the meaning of everyday objects in different contexts and how these ascribe meaning to time and space. Her sculptures often incorporate light and seem raw and architectural. While being chaotic they have an aesthetic of harmony. I admire how she includes space within a neutral display of the diversity of objects surrounding us,incorporating dynamic and movement.
ERIN WURM, 1999
The utilisation of domestic materials and changing their usage of adapting them.
ERWIN WURM , 1999 PACKAGING SCULPTURE
Dorothea Tanning “Pictor Mysteriosa” - 1997
Dorothea Tanning “Pictor Mysteriosa” - 1997 Dorothea Tanning is an american surrealist painter. She started her career in the early 1930’s when she met Max Ernst, her future husband. I was interested in her sensitive opaque way she paints oversized imaginative flowers in noisy colours combined to human forms. Somehow the images emerging from her visions, are somehow highly sexual - incorporating the human figure in the background, or into the flower itself. Mysterious and sensitive, the filigree and elegant brush stroke first took my attention. The result is the beauty of vibrating colours which only get this broadcast by the discreet background in which a fluid forms of a body support the forground. I am inspired by the motive. The combination of organic and human shapes occurred often in history of art. In that special case there is a clear association of the woman and flowers, as well as the Nobuyoshi Arak's and his nickname for the women he depicts in his photographs. The continuation of the same idea but in a more sensual and graceful way Moreover that, Dorothea Tanning connects details. These abstracted forms can invoke a follow-up by our inner eye or can just be beautiful as it is without further explanations.
Susan Beallor-Snyder “Broken” -2011
Susan Beallor Snyder is an American artist. Nowadays based in Atlanta she started to make art again: large scale sculptures made out of natural manila rope which were inspired by Magdalena Abakonwicz. I'm really interested how through them she explores her identity balancing work, motherhood and marriage. Installed on the walls the chaos of rope provokes a flowing beauty at the same time as it expresses depth and profound emotions. The artist explains that before starting she has a form and size in mind, yet often when the sculpture evolves she has to start again. The physical and repetitive moves allows ‘the thoughts wander and the work becomes an extension of mind and emotions’. This is a great continuation of my shibari motive and This is exactly what I receive as viewer: I have the impression of having an insight of her mind in which stress, busyness, time and emotions interconnect and grow into each other leaving a chaotic and complex unity.
“Photo Op (detail)”-2005 Peter
Peter Kennard is an British artist who is mainly using collages and etching. His aim is to encourage the viewer to think and to open discussions with a concentration on the causes of the concern. As me, he is interested in the evolution of the work within the process of making, he says: ‘it always comes back to human forms - most likely to faces.’ In that context his work became more and more political. Personally I have a strong political opinions, however I do not involve them into my art yet as I somehow see space for it in my own work - perhaps because I do not see the potential of a sufficient amount of change within our behaviour and comfort by just changing ideas, including by myself. However, the urge of expressing the emotions about some occurrences would be delivering and would perhaps suppress the feeling of powerlessness.
“Photo Op (detail)”-2005 Peter
Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell “Defaced book jacket of ‘Steel Cocoon’ by Plagemann”, early 1960’
Orton and Halliwell were artists steeling but returning books after changing their appearance and adding blurbs or altering them. This lead to a stay in the prison after which Orton separated hisself from Halliwell and he became writer. The two of them recognised the little Library in Islington to have a majority of books being rubbish. In fact this guerrilla artwork only gains in importance by the books to be turned back. and by doing so exposed to a public. Of course it borders at vandalism, they could have changed content or infiltrate wrong, unappropriated books. Although this art needs bravery and prudence, it seems not further intended then for an ultimate fun. By doing so it impressively gains in authenticity and charm. I really see myself incorporation a book with an outputted inside, however the steeling would not be for me but makes it worthy.
Georgia O’keeffe was an American avant-guarde painter, known for breaking the academic painting by using motives of organic abstractions, flowers, landscape and so forth, which she depicted with great colours, inspired by sensor stimulation as chromstesia for instance.I absolutely love the dynamic and vibrant pictures which clearly use enlarged details. This and the instinctive form finding seem to be strong principles in the abstract modern art, which never loose effectivity and often result in interesting outcomes.
“Grey line with black, blue, and yellow” 1923
Jana Sterbark, Remote Control, 1989
What she did embodied what exactly what my concept is about. By placing her body inside of a metal structure in a shape of a crinoline she represented the place of a women in a modern society.
Jana Sterbark, Remote Control, 1989
Matthew Barney, 'Cremaster Cycle', 1994-2002
His installations often consisting of props of the films take a far more personal and enigmatic take on story telling, witch is the part I’m hugely interested in. The “Creamaster Cycle” 1994-2002,the film of five parts the title refers to a muscle witch lowers and rises the muscle of the testicles and the film to me is an observation as a gender definition and more generally transformation. The balanced usage of fetishistic touches with the romantic take on the colours and details is predominantly the element that fascinates me.
Matthew Barney, 'Cremaster Cycle', 1994-2002
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Louise Bourgoeoise, 'The woven child' 2002
The Face 1995 `Steven Klein
Marie - Ange Guillemot, 'Emotions Contained', 1995
- Distortion ;
- volume ;
Marie - Ange Guillemot, 'Emotions Contained', 1995
Vanessa Beecroft 1999, VB64
The performances of Vanessa Beecroft – highly dramatic, static displays set in lavish interiors are anti todays cultural tends and in my view adding a critical value to the way men view women.The compositions she creates are usually formed of large groups of naked or almost naked female modes that stand statically. To me, highly referring to the traditional, banal understanding of a "high" fashion photo shoots. Holding these poses for hours they take on this character of a perverse art opening in witch the art are immobile human beings simulating perfection. In my opinion she cleverly represents our youth obsession commenting on our society obsessed with image and body, and how vulnerable can be the fashion industry.
Vanessa Beecroft 1999, VB64
William Kentridge "Right into her arms”-2016
Wiliam Kentridge lately exhibited “Thick Time” in the White Chapelle Gallery. There, the South African Artist presented a range of videos, partly incorporated into installations. In general he works as draughtsman, video artist, makes installations and sculptures often with I'm interested in ,shaped by ready-made. Im interested in how he plays with absurdity and the personal definition of subjects, by doing so, all of his works have a meaning.
I was most inspired by a maquette of a stage on which to canvases moved as actors on a stage, and their simple exactitude of movement suggested a personalisation, a human behaviour -it was very realistic- I was not aware that body-language is that important. This projection of human behaviour onto an object is a very interesting field, as we humans have the strange habit of mainly dealing with our own species and what relates to it.Susan Beallor-
“Right into her arms”-2016
Todd Haynes, 1996
Elsa Schiaparelli sueded gloves 1931
Madonna - Human Nature 1994
"You punished me for telling you my fantasies"
The music video was a proof that the fetish appeal is filtering to the normal life and its used as a tool of selling. I was interested in the idea of it being a statement about female sexuality and liberated sexual sprit.
Madonna, Human Nature 1994
Empress Sisi 24 December 1837
Her close relation to eroticism and ultimate beauty and its significance of her position.
- decadent ;
18th century dressing rooms
- seductive ;
- place for sexual scouters ;
- causing women;
- sexual encounter;
Borghild Field-Hygiene Project 1941
1941 — Nazis Invent the Modern Sex Doll. The world’s first sex-dolls as we know them were created in Nazi Germany at the request of the SS leader, Heinrich Himmler. Called the “Borghild Field-Hygiene Project,” Himmler came up with the concept to stop the “unnecessary losses” of Nazi soldiers due to STD’s. The Project was considered ”Geheime Reichssache,” translated: ”More secret than top secret.”
The sculptor on the project, Arthur Rink, created three dolls. Typ A: 168 cm bust. Typ B: 176 and Typ C: 182 cm. According to Rink, The SS wanted the breasts “round and full” and SS Dr. Olen Hannussen insisted on “a rose hip form, that would grip well.” As for the face, the team agreed it needed a cheeky and naughty look. They asked to borrow the face of an actress of the time, Käthe von Nagy, for the doll, but she declined. Dr. Hannussen suggested an “artificial face of lust”, which he thought would be more appealing to the soldiers. Technician, Franz Tschakert agreed saying, “The doll has only one purpose and she should never become a substitute for the honorable mother at home… When the soldier makes love to Borghild, it has nothing to do with love. Therefore the face of our anthropomorphic sexmachine should be exactly how Weininger described the common wanton’s face.”
1985 — The Term “Gynoid” Coined
1985 — The Term “Gynoid” Coined. The term “Gynoid” was a name given to a female robot designed to look like a human female. It was given to us by Gweyneth Jones in her 1985 novel, Divine Endurance.
Guys and Dolls 2002
In the 2002 series – Guys and Dolls captured my attention with the controversial line of males interested in "doll" relationship. The documentary chronicles the industry and the men who buy life-size dolls them. A California company called Realdoll began making realistic, lifesized dolls back in 1996. Since then, they’ve sold thousands of them for upwards of $10,000 each. For me that was like an alarming fact that men are evolving, becoming more and more open to the idea and the desire of submissive women no matter if they are real, or not. The men interviewed in the documentary talk about how the dolls influence their lives. While they sometimes feel isolated from real life, they say the companionship they feel with the dolls is worth it.
Hirokazu Koreeda 2009
Air Doll is a 2009 Japanese drama film directed by Hirokazu Korea. Based on the manga series Kuuki Ningyo by Yoshiie Gōda, which was serialized in the seinen manga magazine Big Comic Original. The short film is about an inflatable doll that develops a consciousness and falls in love and I really became interest in the idea of the cool having an identity and taking another dimension of existance. The movie debuted in the Un Certain Regard section at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. It opened in Japanese cinemas on 26 September 2009. Director Koreeda has stated that the film is about the loneliness of urban life and the question of what it means to be human.
Just-in Beaver sex doll 2012
The horrifyingly amusing US adult toy manufacturer "Pipedream Products" has produced an unofficial Justin Bieber blow-up sex doll. Named ‘Just-in Beaver’, the not-related-to-Mr-Bieber-in-any-way product retails at around $26. That came to me instantly reflected the marketing strategy of targeting young people to worship and almost fetishise those teen idol. The most worrying element of the story is that is that the company’s advertising blurb – which rather dubiously fixates on ‘Beaver’ recently turning 18 – describes ‘Beaver’ as a “barely legal boy-toy who’s waited 18 long years to stick his lil’ "dicky in something sticky"! When he’s not busy beating up paparazzi or beating off, he’s up to his high-tops in hot Hollywood tail!” The company also produces a ‘Dirty Christina’ doll modelled on Christina Aguilera, and a doll named ‘Finally Miley’ modelled on Miley Cyrus.
Sex Doll Commits Suicide In Czech Online Dating A
An ad for the popular Czech dating site Lidé is called “the bleakest thing you’ll see this side of an Ingmar Bergman film”. It features a sex doll, devastated now that her man has found a real human to have sex with, jumping off a balcony as she replays in her mind the bittersweet moments the two of them had shared.
Sander Reijgers, 2012
I was amazed by Dutch artist named Sander Riggers with is making recycling inflatable sex dolls into clothing. Perfect for a rain, these waterproof hoodies were made by customizing existing tracksuit tops with heads, breasts and other pieces from 50 blow-up dolls that Sanders received from a “sponsor”. Im interested in the way she finds a new life for those abandoned girls.
Kinky Hajime is an incredibly well known shibari/kinbaku artist currently residing in Tokyo. I was really impressed by the skills she presented and the energy involving becoming a performance piece. Fellow Rope Superstar involved Kiniko trying Gestacta before cutting off her alless to air with resulted passing out to be woken up by Kinko upon which she screamed before starting to cry. it was incredibly moving because it really ..
The way his sculptures are hanging
This particular campaign shot by Steven Meisel was considered really controversial and scandal considered to be taking advantage over women in an sad situations in a sexual way. I really became interested in the fact and the idea that Meisel is so concentrated on capturing the soul and spirit of the character of the girl. She is obviously extremity melancholically and holistically affected, he is almost lousing the clothes. To me they almost become secondary source and they are just a prop telling the story.
Tom Ford for gucci
Tom is another example of exploring the gender boundaries and relationship between submissive and dominant. What really interested me in here is the sense of humour and the smartly used marketing strategy of promoting the brand of Gucci in the late 1990's by honestly and openly seeing sex.Also Ford is taking direct references from japan judging by the kimono sleeve hanging right next to the model's head .
Gucci spring 2003
James Edward Buchanan Boswell (9 June 1906 – 15 April 1971) was a New Zealand-born British painter, draughtsman and socialist.
Rage (2016 film) (怒り Imari) directed by Lee Sang-il
Rage (怒り Ikari) is a Japanese's drama film directed by Lee-Sang Lee. It captured my attention because of the real story that inspired the movie.
Tails Yoshitoshi Primary Experience
Tails Yoshitoshi was a Japanese woodblock artist who arguably revolutionary exposed shibari in 18th century. I was lead to looking at his work by a men called Esinem. Eminem is a so called "Shibari scene superstar", performing internationally as well as owning online platform and studio for shibari art form. Esinem has one of Tails Yoshitoshi's print hanging in his kitchen with shocked me. The picture shows a dragnet women hanging upside down tied in shibari way in front of the women is a old men with weapon . There is the depict theme of the weak vulnerable women pushing the steryotype. The image i drew was a segment of that artwork, .
continuation of my idea of dominance and submissive and eternal relation and dependance on one another in terms of survival.In the drawing i wanted to enhance that trough schilloete
Dating App Primary Source and Investigation
On a dating app I had a chance to have an open conversation with a "dominant Master" with was open to allow me into some of the rules and hierarchy involved in a relationship between a master and a submissive. I get to understand that not everything involved of the activities are sexual but also presenting a dedication and devotion to the person who you is in control. However there is a restrictions and punishment.
Carl Jung Theory
David Wood: We’ve continuously pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable and legal - what is actually legal is a grey area, open to interpretation. In the early years we were exposed by the tabloid press, and venues were harassed by the authorities - many wouldn’t want to hold our events.
Now, as large scale clubbing has gone out of fashion and London rents rocketed, many London spaces have closed down. In the last 8-years we've lost all five of our large scale venues: SeOne, Mass, Bagleyds.
Leigh Bowery, 1980
Haruhiko Kawaguchi 2009
,Haruhiko "Photographer Hal" Kawaguchihas made a career out of asking couples he doesn't know to come home and get in the bag. Not many people could pull something like that off, but the Tokyo native is something special—his series Flesh Love and Zatsuran are globally lauded for their claustrophobic depictions of love. He's also (hysterically) sponsored by Candomania.
Quote:"When you embrace your lover," he tells me, "sometimes you wish to melt right into them. To realize this wish, I've been photographing couples in small, cramped spaces. Soon I reached the point of photographing couples in vacuum-sealed packs. As my work has become more and more intense, I've noticed that communication is indispensable."
Photographer Hal" 2009
Im interested how Izumi Miyazaki transforms mundane objects and situations into surreal self-portraits. Becoming part of them she is almost herself becomes an object
Under the Skin (2013 film)
This is a club in London where women go to pick there sex slave.
the box club london
Elly Amoroso is making fragile knots and crochet with different materials. There is a lot of attention involved and this was really interesting method that i would like to explore trough lace ad deconstructing it,
Nikolay Biryukov "Richard Quinn" ,2012
Iris Van Herpen AW14
Jean Paul Goude's Jungle Fever 1982
Jean Paul Goude's jungle fever 1982
@Le Dauphine collage2017
Im interested in the usage of bondage hood, gimp mask. The fetishisticusage of it and the discipline with it performs once on the user's face.I'm interested in how the gimp suits are restraining and objectifying the wearer through depersonalization, disorientation and deprivation.
Divine, 'Pink Flamingos,' 1972
- Perverted ;
18th century block prints with were highly exposing sexual scenes from historical times
There’s a six-letter word I used in the previous paragraph that is very important and will prove to be very controversial: erotic. This is an erotic movie, and I don’t mean the way Variety magazine will describe another soulless Angelina Jolie movie. Eroticism defines the genre here, and you need to be ready for it. Last Tango in Paris and In the Realm of the Senses likely established the erotic genre, but this is the movie that perfects and solidifies it. The big love scene is the most intense, explicit sex scene I’ve ever witnessed – and it has to be, for it is also the best sex scene I’ve ever seen. Their climax is the climax of the movie. Even if it weren’t for this scene (and others), there are repeated references to perversion and pornography (antique Japanese pornography, to be fair, but that doesn’t make it any better). I have to give this a fair warning: this is a hardcore lesbian sex scene. Definitely don’t bring your parents. If you don’t want to bring your significant other to this movie, then don’t. This is probably not a date movie. You have plenty of time to go watch Dr. Strange and make out with your partner while thinking about how Benedict Cumberbatch looks like Earthworm Jim.
Nikki S. Lee Ohio project, 1999
Nikki S. Lee take a journey into the hybrid world of mascaraed in series of projects in which she infiltrates various subcultures, mimicking, the dress gestures and lifestyle of their members and having someone to take a picture of her as an indistinguishable part of the group. For instance in The Ohio project, 1999 she becomes blond park denizen. While her transformations are often remarkable is her way of modeling and way she operates. Often accepted by “autistic” members.
Ohio project, 1999
Daidō Moriyama 1990-2000
Daidō Moriyama is a contemporary photographer who is depicting on the breakdown of traditional values in Japan. I m interested of the use of street and picking the individuals he is shooting. They are usually women with are alone on the street something with was not well seen back in the days.
Bettina Rheims 1970
Photographers like Bettina Rheims made work that battled different cultural issues. Associated with Feministic ideologies witch are anti-racism she held through the 1970s onwards. She touched on subjects and issues of race and furthermore the even inferior position of women within their own community. Altho the theme I'm exploring now is strongly anti-feminist I feel that there is a lot in common with what Rheims is doing. Because of the scenery she is developing in her photoshoots I get the nostalgia feeling of exposing the female body. Taking advantage of it in dark unrefined almost voyeuristic position. Tackling sexually underlining meaning.
Marginal was one of the biggest entrepreneurs of the idea of gimp suit and the fetishistic hood, covering the models head. His concept was to hide and not show the women face it was rather fetishistic but that was only to help the viewer focus on the clothes. I want to explore the gimp suit in much more extensive perception
Junk Koshino FW 1994
In Junk Koshino FW collection 1994 I was interested in look number 12. The collection overall was extremely raw, the primitive use of materials added the to the purposely unrefined look. I was really intrigued by the texture and the 3 dimensional forms over the model's sweaters. I saw a close connection to what i was doing with the embroidery of the artificial flowers over the top of my gimp suit.
INSECTS BY HORST DIEKGERDES 1995
Jury Persoons SS 1997
"Macbeth" Stage Gottfried Helnwein, 1988
The same continuation of the idea of trapping the body inside side a pice of clothing like the gimp suit or rather an object is in this case with "Macbeth" Stage Gottfried Helnwein, in 1988 where in the performance people had to obtain a certain time in those bath-like vessels and restrict themselves. However i saw them rather as a more of shelve and protection than restricting piece , judging by the space and body forms that were mimicking and outlining the constricting cosy like white object
"Macbeth" Stage Gottfried Helnwein, 1988
Icarus ss 01
Anselm Kiefer *1945
Anselm Kiefer (*1945) is a German artist with international acclaim who currently lives and works in France. He works with mediums of paint, sculptures and installations treating mythological and historical subjects. My first impression was that he treats them with references to our time. As I enter the corridor of the white chapel, I did not recognise the space: a long range of metal beds with untidy metal bedsheets, pillows and name tags stand against the walls, at the end is a bid photography, printed on metal, showing a men walking away on an outside path. Behind entrances in the in the corridor, I access the other rooms, which are expansions of this instillations. The walls are covered with metal sheets, the lighting is yellow and atmospheric. It is clearly noticeable that the exhibition atmosphere was meticulously planned. On the left hand side, rooms open displaying enormous paintings playing with layering, monochrome and pigments with motives of paths, landscapes and friable construction like houses. He uses various medias including charcoal and metal on his paintings. The rest of the rooms are filled by glass boxes in which Kiefer presents still lives, rigid clothing in balance with stones and metal frames. Often in his work you find Names or parts of phrases. In general his art stands in contact with myths and history, which gives the effect of pain and simultaneously of surrealism.
Anselm Kiefer, ‘Walhalla’ - White Cube 2017
Leonora Carrington 53
Leonora Carrington is a British-Mexican surrealist painter who created alternatives worlds within the canvases with atmospheric light. As a young woman she fled from England to France and fromthere to Mexico.Honestly, I chose her because of the similarities to Dorothea Tannins life: both surrealists, both lovers of Max Ernst, both lived as foreigners in France, and so forth.This choice turned to be a ‘lucky strike’ as Leonora Carrington has a very interesting view on her own art. To her it is all about creating a visual world- a space within the canvas- which can only be
understood by emotionaly. She fully neglect any intellectualisation, which, as I have to admit, is
also my tendency. Still I exactly know what is meant when she says ‘the feeling of a painting that
you like´. This is much closer to what ‘drawing as children’ is, something surrealists admired.
Leonora Carrington “And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur”-1953
“No Title” -1970
Eva Hess (1936-70) is equally counted to the post-minimalist artists as well as to process art and being pioneer in feminism art. Born jewish in Nazi-Germany, her family flees from Holland, to Britain and finally to America were she is educated in Art at Yale University. Her life is shaped by various physical and emotional hardships, ranging from political persecution to familial illness and depression. With 34 years she dies from cancer. Hess is schooled in American abstract painting and commercial design, her practice of expressionist painting led her to experiment with found or industrial materials like string, rope, wire, plexiglas, rubber and latex. In her work she reduces her means in the spirit of minimalism. Simultaneously she links her art to emotions and does not searches for perfection, unlike minimalism. Themes are organic associations, psychological moods and porto-feminism. One of her concepts consist of expending the flat dimension of painting by 3D elements. She also works with qualities of the anti-form and the repetition. ‘See things as they are’ is the key message that I receive. Something I barely do, in my mind, everything has to be linked, related to this, interpretable in this or that way. I decided to enhance this quality of work in my future projects.
“No Title” -1970
Ana Mendieta - Silueta 1977
Mendieta’s fascinating work ‘Siluetas’, is a series of works in witch she merged her body with nature, either literally – by laying naked in various landscapes – sometimes covered with mud, grass of flowers, as in ‘Imagen de Yagul’, 1973 or figuratively by creating surrogates for get body out of flowers, rocks, blood, twigs, earth or fire. I was interested of that image because was exploring the idea of becoming part of the environment you are obtaining. Using the flowers to cover herself they are becoming part of her and camouflaging her identity, losing the sence of human she is coming to the primitive side, almost associating herself with wombs as well as graves. I found this extremely intriguing, as a comment of the artist sense of the cynical nature of life. As well as was a grate source of inspiration for my embroidered flower gimp suit.
Ana Mendieta - Silueta 1977
Pornographic anti-Marie-Antoinette (publication reference)
I don’t like editorial cartoons, but these original 18th century posters, exposing old French "ostrich monsters" are unreal. They are against Marie Antoinette and they are visual representation of French's perverted mindset and creating comparison with ostrich with comes from Austria, where Marie Antoinette was from.
The explicit imagery also is a clear link in my opinion to the elaborate lifestyle and shamelessly sexualised Queen's position.
"The Condé Nast executive is seen as a legitimate subject for attack because of his wealth and class privilege. What the adherents to Gawkerism rarely consider is whether tabloid gossip is really the best tool for fighting a class war.
Unfortunately, Heer completely overlooks the fact that historically, gossip, libel and denigration have been an integral aspect of class war, and the tabloids have usually been the medium of dissemination. Just ask Maria Antoinette, for whom the libelle—a smutty little tabloid in the form of a political pamphlet—proved an incredibly effective piece of political propaganda. These were not sophisticated political tracts—they often simply depicted Antoinette in pornographic situations—orgies, incest, lesbianism—everything you could imagine. Sometimes the purpose of these cartoons was to actually accuse Antoinette of such acts, but often they were simply a form of degradation.
The cartoon above features Antoinette with the Marquis de Lafayette, a politician and general who fought alongside against England during the American Revolution. Considered a military hero, he was appointed to the National Assembly by the King, and though he remained a royalist, he sympathized with Revolutionary values and attempted to institute them politically. As a result, he was distrusted by both the revolutionaries and the monarchy. There is no evidence that he had an affair with Antoinette; the cartoon is actually intended to illustrate Lafayette’s allegiance to the crown. His “steed” is a pun, as the French word for “Austrian” is very similar to “ostrich,” and Antoinette was often referred to as “Austrichienne,” or “Austrian Bitch.”.
1730 Pornographic anti-Marie-Antoinette (publication reference)
id 1997 (publication reference)
Empress Catherine ||'s table destroyed by Werchmacht soldiers,1941
Jean Paul Gaultier 2001 ss
A.F Vandevorst Fall 2008
Dutch magazine ,2002 by Thomas Schenk
Donald Judd “Untitled” -1980
Donald Judd is one of the key-artist of the minimalist movement in the 1960s. Judd’s work increasingly became rigour and refined. In his book ’Specific Objects’, Gregory Buttock writes 1965 that Judd’s work is about ‘real space’ which stands in contrast of the common suggestion of space within flat surface and this is what interest me and how could be translated into photography. Donald Judd hisself points out that for him it is about the whole, while previous and contemporary colleagues rather concentrated on the relationship between the component to the whole object.I started thinking of my garment as an object and its relationship with the surroundings.
‘Form is content, form is structure’. With self-revering materiality he uses industrial materials, as a result, plexiglas and aluminium often form in combination a rectangular block. For me, the emphasise on an idea of integrity which does reduce itself has the effect of intensive harmony while not neglecting modernity and the industrial shaped world.
1995 Harper's bazaar september Moschino Couture by Geof Kern
I was really triggered by the usage of staging and perspective. Altho expected I'm interested in the contradiction of colour in the photo. I also connect with the golden age of Moschino and power dressing of 80s, and 90s.