Morph Plinth By @Almighty_Faye #art #porn

Posted: August 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Faye Scott Farrington describes herself on twitter as ‘a bouncer with a baking problem’.  She’s also a very intriguing artist. Can you tell what drew me to her recent project: Morph Plinth? No? Here’s another clue:

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Faye explains the wittily-named project on her website:

‘The MorphPlinth is a sort of traveling residency, it is a wooden plinth, approximately 14cm tall. Its top is 2cm squared. To be considered for exhibition on the MorphPlinth, artists apply via twitter. Applications must be a maximum of 140 characters and marked clearly #MorphPlinth.

Early in 2013 I was selected by the judges of MorphPlinth to be keeper of the plinth, on the strength of my…. proposal… “I think #MorphPlinth should meet me, serendipity and my huge stack of pornography.”‘

As regular QRG readers know, I am very interested in work that questions, contributes to, changes, exposes pornography. And I think Farrington does that with panache. Once placed on a tiny wooden stick, the larger- than-life in your face technicolour imagery of porn begins to look quite humble. Human. Vulnerable? But over analysis aside, it’s a fun thing and I love the placement of the plinth in vast spaces such as Tate Modern.

I hope you look at other bits of Faye’s artworks on her site, some of which are even more porno than this one! She’s definitely one to watch.

Faye Scott Farrington: http://www.fayescottfarrington.com/About-Faye-Scott-Farrington

 

Comments
  1. Clarence says:

    Bit off-topic, but I though you’d want to see this. Its Camile Paglia. Don’t you just love her?
    “Earlier this year, you wrote a highly critical article about recent academic books on the world of kink. What do you wish that these academics would say about BDSM?

    My principal complaint about those three books, all from university presses, was that their intriguing firsthand documentation of the BDSM community was pointlessly shot through with turgid, pretentious theorizing, drawn from the slavishly idolized but hopelessly inaccurate and unreliable Michel Foucault.

    In this tight job market, young scholars are in a terrible bind. They have to cater to and flatter the academic establishment if they hope to survive. Furthermore, they have not been taught basic skills in historical investigation, weighing of evidence, and argumentation. There has been a collapse in basic academic standards during the theory era that will take universities decades to recover from. I was incensed that none of those three authors had read a page of the Marquis de Sade, one of the most original and influential writers of the past three centuries. Sade had a major impact on Nietzsche, whom Foucault vainly tried to model himself on. Nor had the three authors read “The Story of O” or explored a host of other crucial landmarks in modern sadomasochism. No, it was Foucault, Foucault, Foucault — a con artist who will one day be a mere footnote in the bulging chronicle of academic follies.”

    For what it is worth I think she is mostly right.

    Yet I still read your blog🙂

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