So this wednesday Jake went out with his freinds and I stayed in with crumpets, strawberries and nutella (try it!) and diet coke, I watched a film called Easy A... It is a teen Rom/Com movie but contains so many brilliant references from all of the 1980's classics by John Hughes such as the Breakfast Club and Ferris bieulers day off, I may not have been born in the 80's however I have always been obsessed with the popular culture of the decade....
Anyway, here's the trailer, I strongly recommend watching this film... I know even men would like it! so just think that its a girly movie.
In other news, I have been concentrating on a PowerPoint curatorial presentation that I have to create for my degree project, it has to be at least 20 minutes long and I have to display 6 pieces of work by artists that I can talk about to the rest of my class.
I wanted to choose an interesting subject, so I chose to use the theme 'Sex in Art' (staying away from the romantic clich'e conventional image of sex I wanted to concentrate on Artists such as Dali and Giger, however, when I started writing about them, I felt they were just a little too obvious and what people were expecting.... I dont want to write too much about it on my blog simply because I know some of my fellow classmates read it (Hi guys!) and I want to keep it a bit of a surprise, but there was a peice of artwork that I came accross, whether you can even call it artwork is beyond me but I was hoping to start a little of a debate and to get you all thinking......
Richard Whitehurst an 'artist' from Ohio in 2009 created a peice of work called 'The Rape tunnel' which was displayed in the Columbus Art Gallery. The work consists of a 22ft tunnel made out of plywood in which was completely black inside, disabling the participants view. The tunnel eventually led to a project room in which the Visitors of the gallery had to get into a submissive state and crawl at the end of the tunnel to enter the project room, in which Whitehurst would be sitting there waiting for them to enter and he will try his hardest to overpower and rape the person who enters.
Previously in 2007 he had made a tunnel named the 'Punch you in the face tunnel' which apparently worked successfully and saw the next step as 'the rape tunnel'..... here is a quote from the artist himself:
As it turns out, I ended up breaking the nose of the third person to crawl through the tunnel, an aspiring model. She went to the hospital and eventually sued me. Her modeling career was put on hold. The civil case was long and drawn out and the matter still hasn’t been resolved. To this day she still has unpaid medical bills. The point of this long aside is that all this took place two years ago, and I’m still having an impact on this young lady’s life, something not many other artists could claim about their work
Rape seemed like the next logical step. "
taken from http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2009/09/the_rape_tunnel.html