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July 28th, 2005

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10:33 pm - { Spencer Tunick }
Ok ... not sure if you've heard of Spencer Tunick or not ... but his 'installation' work has been getting alot of press lately, at least on Yahoo! to some degree. Here is the link to his offical website :


... and here is a link to a recent article on CBS Arts :


... so then, what's your take. It's a pretty unique spin on several different art forms, is it not? On the one hand, you have the concept, a relatively new one, of the Flash Mob. These organized meetings of thousands of nude models seem very Flash Mob-esque to me. Spencer Tunick himself calls the pieces installations, although it seems the photography side of the spectrum is where ST is coming from in many respects. As with most of the art that is modern and 'out there', Spencer Tunick's attempts to create his installations and the photodocumentation that goes along w/ the territory have often had a trail of controversy following along ... he's been arrested several times in NYC alone while arranging his en masse, public, nude compositions.

... what's your personal reaction or spin regarding Spencer Tunick and his work? Is he merely using nudity to cause shock and controversy, thereby garnering more attention? Or do you think ST is some sort of porno-directorial, passive-aggressive exhibitionist, just out trying to get his rocks off?

Let me know your thoughts, feelings, concerns, or happy praisings, eh?

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Date:July 29th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
The ability to instruct a crowd on the scale Specer Tunick does on one of his shoots is beyond belief. (I have enough trouble getting my friends to pose for a group portrait) The participation is tremendous too, not many people can get hundreds to show up in the nude at a set time then be able to tell them what to do.

I also have a great respect for Christo and his following of voluteers. There is something about these artists and their ideas that people want to be a part of.

ST's work could be viewed as erotic, but when you see the image as a whole, the pattern the bodies form is engaging as well. There is no doubt Tunick is out to get his rocks off, but to what? Naked bodies? the Power of his instruction over the volunteers? Causing controversy? Or is it the combination of everything feeding his ego?
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Date:July 29th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)

{ mass nude hypnotism }

you are getting very sleepy, at the count of 10 ... you will take off all of your clothes and do everything i say ...

Spencer Tunick or the X-rated hypnotist - you be the judge

it is fascinating that so many people will just show up, take off their clothes, and then get in formation for these photographs { and then, like, what do you do w/ the rest of the day ... ? } ...
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