Workshop/ Love in the Age of Silicone

In this discussion we will explore the phenomenon of the RealDoll using the work of Japanese photographer Azusa Itagaki and Craig Gillespie’s film Lars and the Real Girl. Often referred to as love dolls, these high-end, life-sized silicon sex toys appeared in America in the 1990s. This session will consider how are ideas of female beauty are distilled into the body of a doll. Beyond their erotic function, we will consider the qualities that locate these dolls on the border of inanimate object and idealised woman.

This event is led by curator, editor and researcher Alessandro Bucci. His projects and studies deal with contemporary anthropology, visual and material culture, fashion theory, and body culture studies.

Duration 24 September 2013 - 24 September 2013
Times 18:30 - 20:30
Cost £6 full / £5 concs
Venue Cornerhouse
Address 70 oxford street manchester m1 5nh, ,
Contact 0161 200 1500 / /

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