Thursday, July 2

Weekly Feminist Photo

Eleanor Antin is an intriguing conceptual/installation/performance artist and film-maker from the States.

'100 Boots' is the name of a stunning conceptual series that she created by photographing black rubber boots in various locations from coast to coast across the US from 1971 to 1973 - there are 51 photos in all. This one is my favourite (also - a total shout out to our gumboot troupe!)

In 1972 she also created Carving: A Traditional Sculpture (link). It was "a pseudo-scientific record of her weight loss on a strict 36-day diet. She had herself photographed naked every morning -- front, back, left, right -- as she ''carved'' her ''ideal'' self through abnegation" (link).
If that's not feminist commentary on our culture, I don't know what is.

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