Sexcam Feeds sans Sex-Workers

Nette Arbeit von Addie Wagenknecht und Pablo Garcia, die auf BRBXOXO Sexcam-Feeds nur dann zeigen, wenn die Sex-Worker nicht anwesend sind. Die Idee finde ich hervorragend (und sie baut direkt auf ihrer fantastischen Webcam-Venus auf), ich bin allerdings nicht sicher, ob die gezeigten Feeds „echt“ sind – ich finde auf der Seite nur animierte GIFs, keine echten Video-Streams. Es kann natürlich sein (und da gehe ich von aus), dass sie die Video-Feeds über einen bestimmten Zeitraum live gesammelt und aufgezeichnet und daraus schließlich die Online-Installation gebastelt haben. Wie auch immer. Schick, live wär's noch abgefahrener. Snip von Ombi Reboot:

brbxoxo, which was launched today, cuts the performers out of the picture entirely, focusing instead on the small boxes which contain their lives: empty beds, home offices full of family photos, chairs draped in fabric, and all kinds of bleak carpeted interiors. The images flicker and change from one dimly-lit interior to the next, sometimes revealing traces of the sexcam performers’ particular demographics: a lonlely dildo there, a strangely skewed, oversize stuffed animal there. Ultimately, however, these interiors are crushingly normal and pointedly unsexy. “We have the same IKEA sheets,” Wagenknecht points out. […]

As Wagenknecht explains, the ability we now all share to be whoever we want to be online—anywhere, anytime—is “creating a new definition of intimacy and public knowledge—public intimacy…There seems to be this lack of awareness of personal space or how the camera frames it. There is no curation, the cam spaces can often tell you so much about a person—what they eat, what they wear, their taste in art, music, location.” In revealing the details of these so-called “cam spaces,” Wagenknecht believes, brbxoxo reveals “an entire secondary narrative.”

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