I thought I'd let you all know (even though many of you probably know already) that the PS1 contemporary art museum in Queens is showing the works of Laurel Nakadate. The show opens today and runs through August 8.
Laurel Nakadate has been pretty close to my heart ever since I saw her movie The Wolf Knife. The film is just unbelievably cool. That's all I can say about it.
Laurel Nakadate is a photographer and filmmaker. Her style is half documentary, half-artificial. Nakadate's themes aren't sissyish. But her work has a very strong, sexy, feminine edge to it that I just adore.
One of her photo projects was her taking photos of herself doing all kinds of crazy things in the houses of men she didn't know. There are quite a few shots of her in her panties.
A video project involved her going into girls' rooms, waking them up, and getting them to strip down to their underwear. Obviously this work involves panties, too.
I think one image that really illustrates Nakadate's edgy, sexy style is the photo of her riding on the railing of a bed of a pickup truck in white panties with pink trim, a blue t-shirt, and a cowboy hat. That's an image I only dream of creating in my stories -- except, of course, that my character would be wearing a diaper.
I feel silly making a remark like that. But, then again, I remember looking into the work of Nan Goldin only because I knew she did photography of transvestites. It turned out, however, that Goldin has affected my sense of imagery more than any other photographer I can think of.
Anyway, I just thought I would let people know about the exhibit, since there are some, not sissyish, but very sexy and feminine themes to Laurel Nakadate's work.
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