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- Manhood Laid Bare: See a Video Artist Try to Define Masculinity
- “Players are easy to spot. I know because I was one” Jesse Fink | Reality Chick
- Confessions of an Irish publisher: a sex secret laid Bare
These videos are amazing.
For one of his most recent projects, Breakfast in Bed which is currently playing at L. Then, for nine weeks, for at least two hours each week, Tam filmed them undertaking a peculiar set of activities.
The first week, the group gathered around one of their fellow dudes and glued Cheerios to his face and shirtless body. Another week, they made armor out of tin foil, strapped on belts with jingle bells attached, then played Marco Polo in the confines of the room.
Another week, they just danced. So MEL took the opportunity to talk to him about how he does it, what he was going for and how he ended up becoming an artist of male awkwardness. How did you come up with all these weird assignments for the group? So I had images of what I wanted. I was actually looking at Hasidic weddings, which are these super-intense male-only ritualistic activities involving dance and also like, intense earnest joyousness.
Did working on that video with your dad, or gluing Cheerios to his body, change your relationship? The Cheerio-gluing was the first activity you had the dude group do, right? Pretty much. That was really the first time they were getting to know each other, and the conversation reveals that feeling-each-other-out sort of thing that guys do.faenzone.ch/components/164/windows-81-cell-phone-spyware.php
Manhood Laid Bare: See a Video Artist Try to Define Masculinity
What were you trying to get at by making these guys do these activities? I knew that there would be certain pressure points that I wanted to get at, generic discomfort zones of men in groups, just based on my own experience and observation. And I wanted to center the activities around these areas of potential discomfort. I think so much of masculinity is just about negotiating awkwardness, being able to maneuver it, or laugh it off, without recognizing the potential for vulnerability.
Is this meant as a critique of masculinity? Or more of a documentation of how it looks? So what are you looking for, then? What makes a moment worth including in the final cut? Some of the scenes that people have found most successful are the ones where the dudes were speaking directly to each other and complimenting each other.
“Players are easy to spot. I know because I was one” Jesse Fink | Reality Chick
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Confessions of an Irish publisher: a sex secret laid Bare
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