15 February 2008

Pecha-kucha night

Lecture about Suzuka and her Friends:

... Or perhaps Manga in an incarnation that is not drawn, but acted out by life-size, lifelike rubber dolls? This is Suzuka and Her Friends, a real phenomenon in Japan, as Szöllősi explained to me: life-size companions to order on the Internet, that provide unconditional love.
With the aid of Photoshop, the artist puts the hyperrealistic Suzuka and her friends into situations that graphically demonstrate the dangers of being a woman - in a genre comparable to Yazuka films, or snuff films, or the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki...