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.
This is my brothers flikr, he has been making these wonderful urban narratives for a few years now and they contain this pleasing irony. They often get high views and its great to see people recognizing his talent. Thanks so much if you view his work.
Added the film Straw Dogs to my YT playlist and noticed one account holder had put an edit point in his comment, linked to the start of the infamous rape scene. It didn't shock me so much , that someone was advising others to masturbate to a violent rape, but it was synchronous. The film, and a lot of Penkinpah's work opened up discussion on violence and censorship.
In Straw Dogs a young couple leave London for Cornwall, where the woman was brought up. Conflict with a group of local men end in a brutal rape and violence.
It was remade in 2011.
I have yet to see the remake and i saw the original years ago, so i shall re watch, and begin a discussion on this topic.
Below is a series of short interviews with the various actors from 'Straw Dogs', in which the sexual violence is discussed.