Sunday, 13 October 2013

Response to my question on exhibitionism on tumblr.

Her tumblr was the only one, yet, to respond to my set question. Which was:
'Do you think the intent of the art changes if the mass of the audience use the work as a masturbation tool, rather than spending time considering the intent'. And does the work change, if the audience choose their interpretation over the artist'.

Well i was using artist as a loose term for the originator of the exhibitionism. Tumblr is full of nude blogs, mainly female who take their clothes off for a multitude of reasons. Some because their husband asks them to (caudalism) some because they find it empowering and sexual (exhibitionism) others still have an artistic or cultural exploration to mind.

So, as ever this is the beginnings of an idea i will keep returning to, chipping away till something happens, and i make art on it.

Hers is one of the more intelligent blogs, since she posts a lot about symbolism and psychomagic, so i was surprised she sees all her nude photos and masturbation photos as just an online journal. There has to be an element of exhibitionism in this, otherwise why  post online at all?
 And there is a large artistic element to her choices, it is far from random posting, but it is self exploration, i think. Certainly her blog aims for a higher purpose than just nude selfies. In my view anyway.

Anyway at the moment it is just general interest and somewhat formless.