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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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Imagining Women: Prostitution, the Aestheticization of the Whore and the Social Organization of Desire

Part three ‘Feminist Postmodernisms and Ethnographies of Difference: Between Modernity and Postmodernity’ of Maggie O’Neill’s book ‘Prostitution and Feminism: Towards a Politics of Feeling’ Looks at the ‘social organisation of desire and the aestheticization of the whore in contemporary society’. Drawing … Continue reading

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MOSEX

The Museum of Sex, New York On October 5th 2002 the Museum of Sex first opened its Fifth Avenue doors to an eager and curious public. The inaugural exhibition NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America presented work intended … Continue reading

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Tis Pity She’s A Whore – John Ford (1629)

Tis Pity She’s A Whore was and is a pretty shocking and controversial Jacobean tragedy written by John Ford about the incestuous passion and ultimate demise of the young noble Giovanni and his sister Annabella. The tragedy is wrought with supressed desire … Continue reading

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Role Exchange (1975) – Marina Abramovich

Yugoslavian born “Body Art” performance artist Marina Abramovic (known as the “grandmother of performance art”) performed’Role Exchange’ in 1975 where she exchanged places with a prostitute in Amsterdam’s red light district for a night. Marina had befriended and developed a … Continue reading

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The Obscenity of Censorship: A History of Indecent People and Lacivious Publications

Copyright © 2003 Sheryl Straight From the website: http://www.eroticabibliophile.com/censorship_history.php Sheryl Straight describes a chronology of  notable acts of censorship beginning here with Ovid’s ‘Ars Amatoria’ or ‘The Art of Love’ and continuing through to the present.

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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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