Thursday, June 05, 2008

On trashprint, trendy design & male gaze

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"In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its phantasy on to the female form which is styled accordingly. In their traditional exhibitionist role women are simultaneously looked at and displayed, with their appearance coded for strong visual and erotic impact so that they can be said to connote to-be-looked-at-ness."

While voodling about at the recent presentation of Trashprint's fine new T-shirt, Sam Renseiw mused about the nature of male gaze, a feminist topic from the 70's[still] re-surfacing on some blogs. The male gaze certainly represents a problem to many. In some cultures this is solved by making women wear a burqa. In other cultures, even women develop yet stranger gazes on men, cultivating oblique standard operating procedure(s). The new T's from Trashprint - designed for Amnesty - with the slogan " People Are Not Trash", remind you to treat your fellow human with courtesy, respect and compassion, no matter the circumstances. View the montaged cut-up footage with Triotrash sound by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 603, 02'05'', 11.4Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video also features under-the-counter-male-gaze-footage. (Lum #119 "the amnesty T-shirt models" 00'52'',3.9MB, Quicktime/mov). Other's Lumieres at the fine Lumiere site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video replay-supplement features further footage from inside the same space as today's voodle.(patafilm # 498, 02'47''[18.09.2007 post], 15.4MB, Quicktime/mov.)

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