I am a recently graduated BA Fine art student, this blog is intended to detail the ideas and construction of my studio practice. My work is about exploring the notion of taboo, censorship and obscenity. I recently started using digital manipulation, but primarily work in painting and drawing. My work often uses transgressive themes which contain nudity.If you are under 18 or feel you may be offended by this, please leave the site now. Thank you.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Too much too young?. edited 9/7/13
I was watching this video about the commercialisation of childhood and how marketing companies are targeting girls at younger and younger ages, promoting a much older lifestyle at them.
This video shows very young girls in adult bathing costumes, the bikini being designed for a womans body past puberty. Should young girls be encouraged to wear bikinis?
While i don’t think its some pedophile conspiracy, i do think that greedy amoral marketing companies and the greedy amoral business behind it know a good thing when they spot it. And children are the least able to resist marketing , and their parents being targeted through the children through ‘pester power’.
Should young children particularly young girls be exposed to this level of marketing?
In the nordic countries advertisement is banned for young children, allowing them a level of childhood we don’t give them in the rest of the west. Of course they can connect to it through the internet, but not having it on television and in magazines seems to be a good thing.
Do you think these outfits are ‘too adult’?
I placed various different ages of swimwear and also the infamous cheeta bikini as created by actress Liz Hurleys fashion range, next to an adult model wearing a similar design.
What do people find disoncerting about a young child wearing a two piece swimwear?
Work in progress since i am still reading articles on the net, watching docs, formulating opinions on this issue.