So as I mentioned yesterday, I went to a lecture by artist Janine Antoni last night.
She was an amazing and inspiring speaker to say the least.
I felt privileged to hear her speak and hear her "defend" aspects of her work.
A few quotes that really stood out to me...
In reference to the piece above and another piece in which she learned to tightrope she says:
...balance is a state we pass through in our imbalance.
a Bahamian proverb her mother use to say to her as a child:
Go out and see this world
because this place we come from
is behind God's Back.
and in reference to a question asking if she was objectifying her (female) body
by using it, and at times using it nude:
She quotes Carolee Shneeman, this may not be verbatim:
I didn't appear naked in my work because I wanted to be fucked...
I did it so other women could be embodied, and recognize themselves.
I truly love all these quotes and loved the lecture and encourage everyone to spend some time researching Janine Antoni's work.
images from PBS art 21