Spencer Tunick, a New York-based artist, has plans to travel to Cleveland this July to make the Republican National Convention a whole lot tittier.
Tunick, who specializes in large-scale nude photographs, is looking for 100 women to pose naked and hold mirrors at sunrise on July 17, according to Cleveland.com. Interested parties can sign up at a website set up for the project, which reads, “POSE NUDE IN CLEVELAND DURING THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.”
On the website, he explains the meaning of the piece:
The photograph will involve 100 nude women holding large mirror discs, reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of “Mother Nature” into and onto the convention center, cityscape and horizon of Cleveland. The philosophy of the artwork relates to the idea of the sacred feminine. By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land. We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it. The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman.
“I never really do protest work. And I thought maybe I don’t want Cleveland to be a protest work,” Tunick said in an interview with the Cleveland Scene. “Maybe I want it to be a work that women can be part of, maybe to heighten the idea that women will decide the outcome of this election and will have a more powerful presence in the future of politics, the future of the country, and the future of the world.”
“It’s not so much a protest but an action, a wake-up call to the absurdity of politics and discrimination.”
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