14 Feb

Found Abstraction No. 16
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In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material.  This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing.  The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles.  It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates.  They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

https://jrbrubaker.com/projects/foundabstractions/

#tumblr #censorship

Thomas, West Virginia

Found Abstraction No. 16

In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material. This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing. The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles. It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates. They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

#tumblr #censorship

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29 Jan

Found Abstraction No. 6
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In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material.  This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing.  The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles.  It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates.  They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

https://jrbrubaker.com/projects/foundabstractions/

Thomas, West Virginia

Found Abstraction No. 6

In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material. This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing. The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles. It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates. They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

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23 Jan Found Abstractions, 2019

Found Abstracts, 2019
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In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material.  This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing.  The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles.  It has also reinforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions. 
As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates.  They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.
The images in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms.  The original images include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

Thomas, West Virginia

Found Abstractions, 2019
In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material. This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing. The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles. It has also reinforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates. They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The images in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original images include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

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19 Jan #whichsideareyouon By Gina Mamone

#whichsideareyouon 
By Gina Mamone (@queerappalachia) invokes the spirit of Zoe Leonard’s ‘I want a Dyke for President’ in the context of 2018 Appalachia and the opioid epidemic.

Part of the @gradientprojects show opening now during #thomasartwalk

#shameonsackler #harmreductioninappalachianow 
#whichsideareyouon2018

Gradient Project Space – Thomas, WV

#whichsideareyouon By Gina Mamone (@queerappalachia) invokes the spirit of Zoe Leonard’s ‘I want a Dyke for President’ in the context of 2018 Appalachia and the opioid epidemic.

Part of the @gradientprojects show opening now during #thomasartwalk

#shameonsackler #harmreductioninappalachianow
#whichsideareyouon2018

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25 Oct Voted.

I just voted against abject cruelty in the pursuit of power. And against multi-form bigotry, sexual violence, climate change denial, xenophobia and disenfranchisement.

I’d have voted for “Women get all the power for a generation” were I given the option.

It’s time to put the brakes on this rape-culture-meets-reality-television government. Let’s get it done y’all.

Brussels, Belgium

I just voted against abject cruelty in the pursuit of power. And against multi-form bigotry, sexual violence, climate change denial, xenophobia and disenfranchisement.

I’d have voted for “Women get all the power for a generation” were I given the option.

It’s time to put the brakes on this rape-culture-meets-reality-television government. Let’s get it done y’all.

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15 Oct Morocco, West Virginia.

Morocco, West Virginia, stolen rocks, lost mail, speaking to canyons, claiming the future.
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#workinprogress w/ @luciakempkes

Brussels, Belgium

Morocco, West Virginia, stolen rocks, lost mail, speaking to canyons, claiming the future.

#workinprogress w/ @luciakempkes

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