Thursday, June 25, 2009

Would You, Could You in a Box?

Countdown to Summer Dacha in my Ancestral Village: 6 days to go.

Have you ever heard of Spencer Tunick? I saw something about him on the teevee not so long ago.

He's a photographer.

He is famous for photographing nudes.

Large groups of nudes.

Outdoors.

And he's coming to Moscow in July to do a new project for the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

He's looking for ten people to photograph, individually this time, on the streets of Moscow.

Wouldn't that be a RIOT? Having your photo taken, NAKED, somewhere in Moscow?

My first choice would be somewhere in the Metro, but I doubt that would go over very well with the Metro authorities. Maybe I could stand in the grassy center of Lubyanskaya Square. Right in front of Detsky Mir and the FSB (former KGB) headquarters. Or maybe in the middle of the Garden Ring. Like right on the center line.

The possibilities are endless.

I'm actually sorry I won't be in Moscow, being the blatant exhibitionista that I am.

Someone! Please do this and tell me all about it. I can live vicariously.

Don't worry about me.

There is another photography project afoot that opens here in Moscow on September 3. Alas, for this one I am clothed, nay furred even (the new profile picture comes from that shoot). But save the date, and when I have more details, I will pass them along.

8 comments:

Kugo said...

I think you should go and do it, once in a lifetime thing. Or maybe it's not, you may photograph in the nude all the time for all I know. I want to go look at his photos but I realized I'm at work and maybe this is not the best place to pull up nude photos.

valentina said...

Oh yeah! His pix are fabulous!
Too bad you'll be here! Maybe the next time!

It has rained again here this morning. Hope it dries up a bit.

xov

Rabbit blogger said...

there is a great HBO documentary about him called Naked States - - a solid look inside the guy (not just footage of him in crowds of naked volunteers). my friend was the editor - - as always, a solid HBO project

The Expatresse said...

Kugo: It's ART!

Rabbit Blogger: I saw something about him . . . not sure if it was an HBO production (we have SKY here). They did a shoot at an abandoned airport on a runway . . . were worried no one would show and, of course, plenty of people did. But I don't remember the name of the program.

Tina in CT said...

You are a hoot! I really want to meet you with Tamara when I come at the holidays.

As for being photographed in the buff, I'm too conservative for that. Don't want to show the celulite.

Troy Markham said...

Monty will take off his pants and join you!

The Expatresse said...

nb: Monty is a pug.

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