Sunday, July 02, 2006

Pig Ignorant, outside Cage Abdab, 2006

10 Comments:

Blogger {Minion} said...

oohhh, I like this one :)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 9:00:00 am  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

I like this one very much.

Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:50:00 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

What appeals please? - both of you...

Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:13:00 pm  
Blogger {Minion} said...

Well, for me it's the 'goth' style, you have a graveyard type thing, the babe in the rubber/leather outfit, so you hit the trigger stimuli for me with those, and the pigs head, all though a regular feature in your work, is a suprise feature.
In one sense I feel you are taking the piss out of some model , who is possibly quite a looker and people who like to look at such creatures, but in another sense you do her great honour by adding her to your collection of 'Pig Ignorant' pictures.
Also, I like black and white work.
Photos have never been the same since they invented this colour malarky....
I also find a certain erotisism in the masked person....
Masks can be fun....

Friday, July 07, 2006 1:00:00 pm  
Blogger {Minion} said...

Actually, while I think about it...
what is your motivation for the 'pig' series, what why when etc

I'd really like to know :)

Friday, July 07, 2006 1:03:00 pm  
Blogger {Minion} said...

sorry for using the word babe earlier....that's the trouble with typing when just waking up...
still in, well, pig ignorant mode...
gonna go slap myself with a wet flannel...again...and again...

Friday, July 07, 2006 2:00:00 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Thanks {minion}. Interesting reactions. There is, to be sure, on the one hand, an interest in fetishism - in all its manifestations and connotations (ie. sexual, political, consumerist, etc.), and, on the other, a degree of irreverance on my part, in much the way you describe. The Pig Ignorant series stems from a joke me and certain friends (Bill and Dave) confected between us one time; discussing a kind of generic character/ caricature we could use in our performances; an analogue, as it were, for certain sad little human traits. Bill photographed me in a pig mask and made a rather fine painting of the same photograph, which hangs on the wall in Cafe Abdab. Pig Ignorant was to be 'on stage' microwaving bacon, for one thing - which was Bill's idea; thus, we supposed, symbolising - through satire - the self-destructive side of people. Marshall McLuhan's notion of technological society being essentially canibalistic was a kind of sidebar to this reasoning. But our intention was a bare-arsed rough dada rather than didactic social commentary. And so I moved away, and Pig Ignorant because rendered-down into a one-line quip; intention being to raise a chuckle when Bill and Dave gander at my blog. I do like the images over and above that, though. As you say - masks....

Friday, July 07, 2006 5:54:00 pm  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

Yes...I agree with you...I like graveyards very much. I like to sit at the graves of people from long ago..which have no flowers. The places where no-one visits. The loneliness of death but the release of it too. I like to wonder what the people underneath were like and how, many years later..all is left is the transience of grass. I like the contrast between that and the life affirming body of a woman leaning against the grave. I like the shinylifeforce that PVC/leather creates against a natural piece of stone. I, too, like masks. And the quasi-natural notion of a pig against something man-made like PVC - but it's not a pig...it's a simulacrum of a pig. So, there are all sorts of ideas going on for me. Yes...it is the contrast, the clash of ideologies.

Saturday, July 08, 2006 9:18:00 pm  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

But..I do like many of the pictures here. Don't always comment...but do like them very much.

Saturday, July 08, 2006 9:20:00 pm  
Blogger {Minion} said...

That would make you the flower.
The finest gift for any grave, life.

Sunday, July 09, 2006 6:02:00 pm  

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