Event: New York
The MFA Photography Department at Parsons The New School for Design presents
Performance and the Male Nude
a live event by Jessica Yatrofsky, to occur on August 19th at 8pm, in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery on 66th 5th Avenue near 13th street.
During her MFA candidacy, Yatrofsky has honed her conceptual and aesthetic intentions to address issues of power, censorship and confrontation. Her performances consistently subvert the male gaze and create a contemplative charged environment. She herself plays the role of photographer, taking Polaroid pictures of her blindfolded male model. The model, nude, performs auto-eroticism while another man performs classical music.
Yatrofsky's thesis work is mentally titillating more than it is erotic. She is interested in giving male nudity a presence outside commercial and pornographic intentions, and in deconstructing the cultural attitudes toward her subject matter.
This performance is in conjunction with the Parsons MFA Photo Thesis Exhibition Graduate Works in Photography, opening Wednesday, August 26th in the same gallery space.
The performance will happen one time only, promptly at 8pm, for a duration of ten minutes.
Warning: This event contains live graphic sexual content.
We came out of Vacation mode to post this special update for our friend Jessica, who is doing some fucking amazing work in New York. If you don't go, you will regret it for the rest of your life. If you do go, then you will lead a happy and successful life full or richness and prosperity. (and you also may get laid at the party). She usually works with pretty hot guys, and her work pushes boundaries, to say the least. She could push our boundary any time! Im expecting it to be audial and visual heaven. A hot guy jacking off to classical music, what could be a better way to spend your Wednesday evening? (thats right kiddies, its a rhetorical question)