Saturday, 24 September 2011
Friday, 12 February 2010
Some quotes I have been finding interesting:
"I started slowly, relishing the flavour and texture of each marvelous bite. Soon I was ripping the meager remains from the bones, stuffing the meat into my mouth as fast as I could detach it... In an animalistic orgy in the dark, on the floor, alone. Here was the horrid truth for (everyone) to see... I had been whoring after food" Cherry Boone O'Neil, Starving for Attention, N.Y, 1982.
"Plato, Augustine, Descartes; provide instructions, rules or models, of how to gain CONTROL over the body, with the ultimate aim of LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT IT.
Intellectual independence from the lure of the body's illusions, to become impervious to its distractions, and most important, to kill off its desires and hungers."
Therefore, are restraint based tasks or training schedules in part a way for the mind to place control over the body yet again? It is a fine line then as I was thinking previously that the physical restraints had nothing to do with the mind, but alas, it is the mind that has thought them up in the first place.
Bodybuilding is a restraint put upon the body, by the strength of the mind in the pursuit of a certain type of beauty ideal.
Reminds me of bonsai. in a constant state of pressure against itself, and its environment.
Sarah Beetson has kindly invited P.H.A.T. to be involved!
You Are Not What You Eat is in the Adelaide Fringe in Feb, and also part of Melbourne's L'Oreal Fashion Festival in March.
"Sarah Beetson's 3rd solo exhibition explores society's preoccupation with body image and the rising global trend in eating disorders. The show sees Sarah collaborate with several fashion designers to create one-off wearable art, alongside a series of portraits and 100 Body Mass Index Badges made from original art."
resurrecting the term 'wearable art' from its crafty coffin of cross stitched denim shirts and felted gum-nut hats.
how is it unwearable?
Is it hideous, uncomfortable, ill fitting, the wrong size, made not to fit?
Is it just a piece of cloth?
Is it a liquid, a foodstuff, a sound, a thought
i would like to smear my t shirt on
paint my pockets open
wear my body out, style my flesh.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Saturday, 2 May 2009
"by this i mean, for an alternative project to actually have credence it should be able to function within a system, while revolting to a system, otherwise it is just a idealistic venture that will only work in some kind of utopian fantasy."
therefore PHAT must in a way revolt to the aesthetic system, but still reside in it.