A Stop Motion Misadventure

Prurient Pretties is a video project starring the perimuse herself, B@rB*e, filmed in elaborate stop motion scenes. Framed as an amalgam of Susan Sontag, John Waters, David Lynch, intellectual smutcourse, the space between two mirrors, and learned/lived transologies, the project started as a fun way to learn stop motion, but blossomed into a aesthetic stand-in for my professional failures. Like rotten cheese in the back of a fridge.

Something about these dolls always fascinated me. From her lineage as model muse, technobitch, most hated feminist icon, to reclaimed quarantine hobby.

“People robbed of their past are fervent photographers.”

“To photograph people is to violate them…a sublimated murder…[Where] grotesque can be made dignified.”