Have you ever opened up to anyone about your private relationship with pornography? Despite the common knowledge that the use of porn, particularly online, is nearly ubiquitous—according to 2010 statistics compiled by OnlineMBA.com, 25% of search engine requests are for porn and over 28,000 people are looking at online porn at any given second—few of us think or talk about it honestly. In the internet age, although porn is easier than ever to access, it is also easier to consume surreptitiously before ”x-ing out” and deleting the web history. If the statistics are even close to correct, most of us are consenting cogs in the wheels of the porn industry’s massive turnout, yet we often show a very different face to the public than the one we put on when we are alone with adult entertainment. The gap between our intimate moments and our public reactions to porn is rarely bridged with conversation or dialogue. Consent aims to close the gap between what we think about porn and what we say—to collapse the space between the “them” of the porn industry and the “us” of the consumer.
Consent is a new exhibition curated by Lynsey G at apexart gallery in New York City. Closing the gap between the porn industry and its consumers, Consent features interviews with porn actors, directors, activists, and consumers, including:
Lynsey G (aka Miss Lagsalot, in some circles) is a copywriter, reviewer, interviewer, columnist, and blogger writing for and about porn since 2007.
Exhibition on view Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6, March 21 – May 12, 2012.
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