A couple of stills from 'f***ed (2000)' by k r buxey
You're a sex receiver...
k r buxey is the sixth and final artist in the BowieArt sponsored Window Pain Project. Taking over from Craig Fisher, buxey's installation went live yesterday and will be on show until November 30th.buxey is exhibiting a continuous dual monitor video work called 'f***ed (2000)', (the asterisks are ours). Here's a bit from the press release regarding the work:
"By the time buxey graduated from Goldsmiths this year her video and photographic work had further pushed the issues raised in earlier pieces that dealt with questions of desire and representation. The work that can be seen in the window on Turnmill Street contemplates notions of beauty, abjection and excess. Re-contextualising contemporary narratives from pornographic films the artist calls into question the dynamics of power and subjection. The artist explores pornography as a potentially meaningful discourse of freedom and pleasure, whilst simultaneously acknowledging it as a site for sado-masochistic exchange.
Beatific and grotesque, entertaining and disturbing, the artist's work explicitly communicates a number of challenging questions, which encourages the viewer to ask questions of themselves and their own relationship to the work as well as the power politics at play within the genre of films that the artist chooses to dissect. In f***ed buxey forces the viewer to acknowledge their part as voyeur while at the same time problematising this relationship by providing incredibly beautiful and serene images that have been appropriated from existing pornographic footage.
k r buxey?s work was shown as part of new contemporaries '99 and was seen early this year as part of EAST 2001."
The Window Pain Project is at the Tardis Studios window space situated at 52-56 Turnmill Street, London, EC1.
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