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Naked Twister at SPIN Gallery

Posted by Tim / March 9, 2007

20070310_twister1.jpgThere are few things more civilized than drinking beer and watching a bunch of painted naked people play Twister in an art gallery. And while it's not an every week thing for me just yet, it was at SPIN Gallery last night where I found myself indulging in observing this very thing.

20070310_twister2.jpgThe occasion was the launch of a new exhibit called Digital Twist by Johannes Zits. Billed as "new work on nakedness", the exhibit includes two walls of digital prints of streakers, exhibitionists and other so-called provocative individuals.

20070310_twister3.jpgWhen I arrived there was already a crowd gathered around the Twister board oogling, laughing or otherwise feigning disinterest at the participants' opening moves. Since all the players were buck naked I think most people couldn't quite figure out where to look and whether it was ok to stare at the collection of appendages facing us from the ring.

20070310_twister4.jpgBut perhaps that was the point. As at least one of the photos on the walls clearly illustrated, when shaking hands with a naked man, do we look him in the eye? Do we look down? Or do we avoid doing so even if it seems the most obvious thing to do.

20070310_twister5.jpgUnfortunately, the Twister match was an opening night only event but since there were many video and digital cameras in attendance I wouldn't be surprised to see some footage of it finding its way into the show.

20070310_twister6.jpgAnd, yeah, that's artist Johannes Zits above mingling with the crowd later that night.

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Digital Twist runs March 8 through April 8 at SPIN Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West (2nd Floor)

Discussion

10 Comments

Tanja / March 9, 2007 at 02:47 pm
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So glad I was stuck in London, ON. That is *waaaay* too much ass for my tastes. Interesting idea though.. looks like it went over well.
marc / March 9, 2007 at 02:49 pm
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I was invited to go to that, but decided to lose all my money in a poker game instead, looks like it was an interesting time
Zach / March 9, 2007 at 05:23 pm
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How did you get such tasteful photos?
Dr. P. Rapoport / March 10, 2007 at 12:56 am
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"Tasteful" is a word like "discreet" --- it means whatever you're comfortable with and you don't want others to mess with. Genitals are parts of bodies and last night at Digital Twist were no more, no less. Some photos will have them --- and perhaps help to demolish this society's damaging genitophobia.

Tim / March 10, 2007 at 09:46 am
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Zach - I've got more revealing photos that didn't make the cut
Neil / March 12, 2007 at 01:53 pm
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looks like a bit of a sausage party to me.. practically all dudes
stewart / March 14, 2007 at 11:20 am
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the red and gold players are women!
Mike Paahana / July 9, 2008 at 12:22 am
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i wood play if i could get 1 pussy in my face but what if sombody butt is by my nose
mikael christiansen / October 13, 2008 at 05:59 pm
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very sexy and funny
Jonas soerensen / April 4, 2011 at 09:47 am
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Ehh okay, alternative stripper

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