• Object

  • Artist: Sydney Southam
  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 6:05
  • Country: Canada
  • Object is a response to the artist's experience working as a professional stripper. What began as a beautiful and exciting adventure quickly turned dark as the artist was criticized and ultimately fired for not having an augmented body. Shot with a tiny toy camera, the digital harinezumi guru, the artist was able to capture performance footage backstage quickly and stealthily, giving the piece the feeling of sensual security camera footage. This work ultimately explores what happens to one’s relationship to our own bodies when one performs professionally for the male gaze.

  • Accession #: 7044
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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