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Mayumi Lake makes pornography out of your non-lascivious body parts. Or she makes art by miming pornography's camera angles and costumes. She calls it Poo-Chi. (NSFW) Here's an artist's statement and here's a very brief gallery essay.
posted by nobody (12 comments total)

 
As seen in the Michael Jackson grand jury proceedings!
posted by smackfu at 2:09 PM on February 18, 2005


Thanks, Illinois! I shave my armpits in a racing stripe to prevent this kind of confusion.
posted by Frank Grimes at 2:15 PM on February 18, 2005


Is it pathetic that this kind of turned me on?
posted by vronsky at 2:15 PM on February 18, 2005


I'm suitably disturbed. Not by the content, but by my reaction.

Bad brain! Bad! No soup for you!

But I take solace in this famous presidential quote:
"... fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

When I looked again, I wasn't fooled. It's all knees and elbows.
posted by C.Batt at 2:16 PM on February 18, 2005


I think I just had an eruption!
posted by TheStorm at 2:34 PM on February 18, 2005


Most disturbing, yet safe for work, image:

Family Portrait, 2003
Wal-Mart portrait with my cat's urn, with summer dress
C-Print, 11 x 14
Some people may not be able to stomach the idea that she had her portrait done at Wal-Mart. Some might not fathom why she paid to have her cat incinerated and stored in an urn. Some might not be able overcome that she's having a portrait with the urn. Some may not understand why she's dressed the urn in a dress. Me? I'm perplexed at the implication she has seasonal clothing for the urn.
posted by sequential at 2:45 PM on February 18, 2005


Oh, come on.

One, I wasn't fooled for a second, and two, what's the artistic point of all of this?
posted by bigtimes at 5:09 PM on February 18, 2005


sequential, I assume the summer dress is hers, and the ribbon is merely decoration on her cat's urn. Still...being a Wal-Mart photographer must be weird as hell.
posted by graventy at 5:23 PM on February 18, 2005


I would like to wholeheartedly thank nobody for turning me on to this amazing stuff.

Seriously, great link, nobody. I love this. Especially Moon Baby.
posted by spicynuts at 5:47 PM on February 18, 2005


No, no... she has different dresses for her urn...
posted by gambit at 7:01 PM on February 18, 2005


Big, I guess if you don't get it, you don't get it.
I say: Awesome.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 7:59 PM on February 18, 2005


what's the artistic point of all of this?

You're kidding, right? The point couldn't be more obvious; it's a clever and playful way of fucking with our notions of what's hot or not. Thanks for the fun post, nobody.
posted by mediareport at 12:14 AM on February 19, 2005


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