Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Amy Herzog, Peeps

Amy Herzog's multi-media installation, "Peeps," at the James Gallery explores aspects of the peep show and pornography. The catalogue copy reads: "Amy Herzog's "Peeps" grows out of her work on peep-show pornography and the inhabitation of public and private space. The peep-show install features a mix of vintage gay and straight porn film, as well as current artworks that make inspired use of the genre. It also suggests that the self-consciousness and frisson incited by the experience of much contemporary art may owe something to the furtive viewing habits pornography has long attracted."

I found the whole thing uninteresting and unpleasant. I didn't like walking through it and peering at pornography. I essentially found it unattractive and just wanted to be out of there.

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