The immaterial labour of used pantie sellers creates a commodity reliant on the value placed upon it by another. It has no functional purpose (outside that of a fetishized object). A virtual experience maintains a safe distance between any actual-connection, the underwear as…
The immaterial labour of used pantie sellers creates a commodity reliant on the value placed upon it by another. It has no functional purpose (outside that of a fetishized object). A virtual experience maintains a safe distance between any actual-connection, the underwear as relic to the fetishized projection of ones desires. The material representation of the immaterial act. But it is not to whom the panties belonged, but the possibilities of the anonymity, the treasure of malleability.
Can these virtual interactions begin to materialise the significance of virtual constructs and how can we reclaim autonomy through the material object?
How do we begin to materialise our virtual representations?
How do we situate the physical significance of immaterial labour?
How do our metaphysical interactions affect our material construct?
What power can the object hold within our virtual culture?
And to what extent can we reclaim ownership over the fetishized representation of our own autonomy?
The intimates’ index will lead to an index of such precious waste with the price set by the contributor with details of the contributor and buyer included.
To contribute used panties:
Underwear must be worn before being placed in either a vacuum storage bag or pressed storage bag such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/Russel-Ltd-Travel-Vacuum-Storage/dp/B0042JSKEI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1381875430&sr=8-3&keywords=travel+storage+bags
Please message firstname.lastname@example.org for postage details.
We also welcome:
Essays, articles and art writing (up to 2500 words)
Art work with brief statement (at 300dpi)
The deadline for submission is Friday 15th November.
[Underwear can be used in the exhibition if it arrives before 27th Nov]
Please send submissions and questions to: email@example.com
Inspired by Turning fingernails into cherries: A guide to selling yourself, Hannah Regel (2012)
This project will launch Friday 29th November at Gal gallery space, London.
The spaces girls create for themselves are ambiguous, focused on both the creation of a sexualized identity that conforms with mainstream notions of femininity and as a potential space of resistance to the requirements of heterosexuality and motherhood through the creation of an all-girl subculture."
Angela McRobbie, quoted by Catherine Grant and Lori Waxman, introduction: the girl in contemporary art, Girls! Girls! Girls!
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