It's the end of the semester, and I'm way overdue for a post on this blog. Luckily, I've got a very intriguing topic on my mind right now:
I'm working on a new series (that I eventually hope to parlay into my graduation show in December) about the presentation of pleasure, specifically in the areas of pornography and tourism. Both of these topics are presented to consumers in a carefully edited way, showing us people "doing" pleasure correctly, flashing absurd smiles and leaving us with unrealistic expectations of what our lives' leisure times should look like.
|This is what fun looks like.|
|Porn/Tourism silkscreens and mannequin, in progress, by Nikki Rice (2013)|