Le Grand Objet & Objet Cam Live
Large Format Photography | HD Videography | Oil on Canvas with embedded HD Screen | Installation | Performance
35"× 64” 4x5 Large Format Film
After Ingre's 1814 oil painting, Le Grand Odalisque, this phenomenological study serves as a medium for further cultural awareness and critique of the impact of technologic interaction on the human condition through the language of allegory.
This series of works seeks to reveal aspects of reality as our contemporary sense of being is embodied in an extended technological world.
Offering stylized versions of themselves for entertainment, rather than allowing the complexity of their real identities to be organically engaged, these theoretical and physical gestures act as symbolic and material functions to investigate the nature of the current relationship between technology and cultural humanity.
Adopting the utilitarian aesthetic of the digitized sex industry, this is the beginning of an artistic ethnography of “Cam-Girl” sub-cultures, comparing the contemporary extensions of the masculine gaze’s heritage of objectification to trends throughout the art historical canon.
Odalisque – [Turkis: Odalık] – A slave girl, concubine, attendant or chambermaid to a concubine of an Ottoman sultan; an object possessed by a male figure of power.
35"× 64” Digital C-Print