woensdag 23 september 2009

Janine Antoni

Biting, chewing, spitting, and blinking are only some of the bodily processes Janine Antoni employs to create her art. She sets her teeth to enormous blocks of chocolate and lard; she dips her hair in paint and mops the floor with it; she lades her eyelashes with eyeliner and patterns the canvas by blinking. She takes every compulsive practice associated with femininity and hyperbolically engages it, both participating in and criticizing a society that she characterizes as "bulimic."
Why bulimic? Because, Janine Antoni believes, we are constantly and compulsively consuming and discarding the products of our culture.

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