Category Archives: Quotes

Erotic/Pornographic – Roland Barthes in ‘Camera Lucida’

“Another unary photograph is the pornographic photograph (I am not saying the erotic photograph: the erotic is a pornographic that has been disturbed, fissured). Nothing more homogeneous than a pornographic photograph. It is always a naive photograph, without intention and … Continue reading

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‘To emancipate woman is to refuse to confine her to the relations she bears to man, not to deny them to her’ (Simone De Beauvoir Quote)

‘It is nonsense to assert that revelry, vice, ecstasy, passion, would become impossible if man and woman were equal in concrete matters; the contradictions that put the flesh in opposition to the spirit, the instant to time, the swoon of … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Theory of Women (Quote)

“Some men spend a lifetime in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of women. Others pre-occupy themselves with somewhat simpler tasks, such as understanding the theory of relativity!” Albert Einstein

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Chaos, Darkness and Woman

“There is a good principle, which has created order, light and man; and a bad principle, which has created chaos, darkness and woman.” Pythagoras

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‘I blame all those MA courses in curating’

Just listened to the full podcast of the podcast of the talk ‘Sex Sells: Erotic Experience and Controversy as Curatorial Method’ At the end of the series of short talks, and during open discussion Sarah Kent art critic and broadcaster … Continue reading

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Art is prostitution – Baudelaire

‘Love is the desire of prostitution. There is not even one noble pleasure which cannot be reduced to prostitution. At a play, at a ball, each one finds pleasure in all. What is art? Prostitution.’ Intimate papers from the unpublished … Continue reading

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The ‘ventiloquist’s dummy’ – interpreting interviews as research method

 Wendy Chapkis (Live Sex Acts, Women Performing Erotic Labour. 1997) discussed the problems she faced when interpreting or editing the material from informal discussion based intervews with prostitutes to be used as a research method in the context here of her … Continue reading

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