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Monika Mokre (Austria) & Joerg Vogeltanz (Austria): The
The Emptiness of the Female Body
On the Projects of Tanja Ostojic
The female body is an empty space for projections. It is
not a subject but subjected, it is never herself but the necessary counterpart that the
real (male) self needs in order to become himself. It is inscribed by desire or adoration,
by glorification or humiliation. It is used and abused by pornography, marketing and the
fine arts. It is shaped by fashions and changing ideas of beauty. It is not different from
the clothes that cover it, it is another layer of them.
The female body cannot remain empty, undefined if it shall
fulfil its function. To be the other of man, it has to represent someone or something
mother or whore, goddess or seducer. It has to be serene or erotic or bluntly
sexual. It can be all that precisely because it does not have a self-definition, it is
nothing more than a mirror for fantasies projected on it.
The female body is the woman ...
By Joerg Vogeltanz
JPG-File, 12 x 8,5 cm, 300 dpi, 300 kb
[Monika Mokre] [Tanja Ostojic] [Joerg Vogeltanz]
[Related to: Paparazzo]
See also: "A female Body in a Malevich-Situation"
[Related to Sign #22]
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