Friday, March 27, 2009

Justine Lai "Join or Die"

Provocative, to say the least. Justine Lai, an artist out of San Francisco, CA painted a series depicting her having sex with each of the first 18 Presidents of the United States.

From her site:
"In Join Or Die, I paint myself having sex with the Presidents of the United States in chronological order. I am interested in humanizing and demythologizing the Presidents by addressing their public legacies and private lives. The presidency itself is a seemingly immortal and impenetrable institution; by inserting myself in its timeline, I attempt to locate something intimate and mortal. I use this intimacy to subvert authority, but it demands that I make myself vulnerable along with the Presidents. A power lies in rendering these patriarchal figures the possible object of shame, ridicule and desire, but it is a power that is constantly negotiated.

I approach the spectacle of sex and politics with a certain playfulness. It would be easy to let the images slide into territory that's strictly pornographic—the lurid and hardcore, the predictably "controversial." One could also imagine a series preoccupied with wearing its "Fuck the Man" symbolism on its sleeve. But I wish to move beyond these things and make something playful and tender and maybe a little ambiguous, but exuberantly so. This, I feel, is the most humanizing act I can do."

Click the link to check it out (NSFW):

Justine Lai "Join or Die"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

DNA 11

DNA 11

Clever way to make art or ruse to collect DNA and finger prints from the general public? THE ANSWER IS UP TO YOU!!!

For those of us that aren't conspiracy theorists, these make some pretty damn cool art pieces that are one of a kind (unless you're a clone). And they require no blood! You just place an order and send a cheek swab in the package they send you. After a couple weeks, voila! You're DNA all over the wall.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

THE GREAT SLUMBER a.k.a. Blood Puddle Pillows by Keetra

Some killer pillows. Uh... pun intended O.o!!!

Check it out in greater detail here.