seduction and desire
April 7, 2008
Recognizing the deep-seated need of the world public to see the Queen mum seated at the toilet, Elton John getting a colonic, and Keith Richards ironing his knickers, Alison Jackson set out to create the images that we really want paparazzi to capture. Armed with cheap photographic equipment, celebrity look-alikes, and a canny sense of what we think people are doing when we’re not looking, she creates images that are equal parts belly laughs and pure scandal.
Artist Alison Jackson’s TED talk on why we can’t rely on our own perception and how what we thing is real may not in fact be is fascinating..Her work is about how photography removes us from reality and the real subject matter through substitution – the role of the image in seduction and desire- fascinating talk..