Wednesday, June 15, 2005

My Hands For Yours


K. told me that he overheard someone commenting on my performance wondering if it was promoting internet porn. I suppose that's one way to look at it. Another might be thinking about how technology is used to connect to other people and the ways in which it is used by ordinary people.

Webcamming is an integral part of chat - a medium I've been interested in and participating in since 1999. By adopting an online persona, the participants are freed from societal strictures and they express this freedom, most frequently, through exhibitionism, voyeurism, cybersex, and the open display of secret desires and fetishes. The chat world is an endless carnival, filled with the tawdry and the taboo, brought to you from the livingrooms, bedrooms and offices of the world. I have watched doctors, firefighters and businesspeople perform for the cam while on duty. I've cammed for policemen and ambulance drivers parked on the side of the road. Bataille would love the blurring of work and play.

Yesterday, I saw a girl express milk from her breasts into a baby bottle and drink the contents before an eager audience. I suppose that could be called internet porn. It's also something else and it's that something else that I'm trying to touch.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you think it is just a blurring of work and play, or does it just become another addiction?

10:15 PM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

well, that would be a judgement call

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like most things it's subjective, depending on your perspective.

10:33 AM  

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