Laurie Anderson, Fully Automated Nikon (Object/Objection/Objectivity)

Laurie Anderson, Fully Automated Nikon

Laurie Anderson describes the method behind her 1973 black and white photography series as such:

I decided to shoot pictures of men who made comments to me on the street. I had always hated this invasion of my privacy and now I had the means of my revenge. As I walked along Houston Street with my fully automated Nikon, I felt armed, ready. I passed a man who muttered ‘Wanna fuck?’ This was standard technique: the female passes and the male strikes at the last possible moment forcing the woman to backtrack if she should dare to object. I wheeled around, furious. ‘Did you say that?’ He looked around surprised, then defiant. ‘Yeah, so what the fuck if I did?’ I raised my Nikon, took aim, began to focus. His eyes darted back and forth, an undercover cop? CLICK.

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  1. Claudia
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink


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  1. [...] y el tema de la construcción de genero en los espacios públicos. Se hablo del projecto de Laurie Anderson “Fully Atomated Nikon”, y del futuro proyecto de la artista Laura Gam que reproducira el concepto en Buenos Aires. [...]

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