Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sociopath porn (part 2)

These type of things fascinate me, they may be disturbing to others.  This time, burn victims.  And the New York Times article about the project.

I actually like reminders of how fragile my existence is.  My existence is fragile because society is fragile. When I acknowledge my own mortality, it's just another way of recognizing how rife society is with weakness -- weaknesses that are just calling out for someone like me to exploit them.  I see hope in that.  Pleasure, even.  Interestingly, I think that this is also the sort of message the painter of the above linked burn-victim series is trying to convey.  

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  1. I think the painter is also simply trying to show us how beautiful some things can be that are assumed to only be horrific and ugly and never can be anything else but that. The textures, patterns, colors, composition of the burns and deformities, all within the safe space of a bounded frame.

    These are kind of reminscient of Francis Bacon's works in a way, but the interesting thing is that they are not abstracted or surrealized by the artist, because the people are already abstracted in real life. Impressionistic even. You can even forget that these are portraits of humans and they become works of pure abstraction.

    I like how you can see parts of the body that are normally hidden inside. The stuff people don't want to know about or see, but is so integral to life, to being alive, to surviving. A reminder of how the body is not merely a box made of skin, but actually functions as a holistic yet indifferent machine, a fact that is sometimes so easy to forget about in the day-to-day.

    Yeah, I also love looking at stuff like this. People with deformities and congenital diseases and extra body parts and missing body parts and stuff like that. The shunned, the hidden, the wrong, the ugly, the lurid, the ill. A way to get to that part of humanity that most prefer to forget and deny, yet is so integral to life.

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    1. Do you think everyone is drawn to dark things but most people don't have the courage to admit it? If this were not the case, why is there always a crowd around accidents?

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    2. Ah-Noose

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    3. Dysfunctional art.

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  2. Michael Martin PlunkettMarch 1, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    ur a sick fuck m.e. haha

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  3. Those pictures are people unmasked.

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  4. To me they're burn victims and nothing more. I don't see anything symbolic about their disfigurement, they just look distasteful. The only meaning I can take away from these victims, is not to act like an idiot with fire.

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    1. :) you're pathetic, and hilarious. hit happens, hope not to you. carbonmonoxide piles in your car and you're burned before you even know it. some guy holds grudge and throws acid on your face.

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    2. There is more disfiguration in perceving this as artistic than there is on the frame itself.

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    3. It is artistic. It is what art is all about.

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  5. Nope these pictures show me who ME is. He is unmasked. That is what I want to be or be ABLE to be. Hold the tomatoes, Eden You know I don't care by now.

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    1. They chose a swell time to unmask. What do you mean by "unmask" it's very hard to take your point on board, as your views seem to be peppered with idealism.

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    2. I mean this. One has to know who one is. A person cannot unmask willy nilly. That would be like running down the street naked. However, one has to have the ability not to lie to oneself. That is what I mean by unmask i.e. not lie to yourself about who you are. Capiche :)

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    3. If you need to lie to yourself to make life easier and more exciting, then go for it. Reality is what you make of it.

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    4. The cure for psychopathy: Make them all millionaires.

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    5. No one is unmaking shit. It's just some dude or chick with too much time on their hands, and an interest in sociopathy, JUST LIKE ZHAWQ.

      Pathetic losers, keep sucking "M.E" cock.

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    6. try spelling right Genius

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    7. Hey cunt! not to bad for only 2nd year English. What happen to your Capitol ? and peirod ? genius~!

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    8. Nothing. Any other questions?

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  6. what ever works for you. personally i like my meat symmetrical

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    1. Cock, pussy, doesn't matter to me, I'll suck on both

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    2. I can't really explain why i prefer the opposite sex.

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  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxfqRv6P99o


    pun intended

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    1. What did I intend ? confused....

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  8. me, myself and pun

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  9. hello sw from frankfurt f

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