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the images provoke an issue with privacy, as oyzoyn purposefully covers the faces of the women, so they can remain anonymous. however, although these women wanted to share their experiences of misogyny, many of them felt uncomfortable with being attached to the stories due to social stigma and the illegal content of some of the experiences.
men are trash was shot using a disposable film camera as oyzoyn wanted to highlight the fluidity of media by combining new and old technologies.
oyzoyn aims to continue the series in hopes of providing women with a safe space to share their experiences and encourage a necessary dialogue about misogyny in order to expose and heal.
follow the full series up on @bitchslutart. keep an eye out for new stories within the project.
artwork featured: (untitled 6), men are trash, 2018.
Men are trash is an ongoing photo documentation series depicting the misogynist culture embedded in our society. the series aims to shed light and voice women who have experienced various forms of misogyny from harassment to r**e culture. for the artist the project started as a personal means of healing and working through trauma. the series includes a range of women who have gone through various triggering experiences, the project aims to encourage a dialogue about the reality of misogyny and make it a platform of sharing and healing. first published on @bitchslutart the platform was used to exhibit the project in an accessible and immediate manner. this aimed to spark a conversation with the social media generation. oyzoyn tactically used instagram to exhibit work as a protest against elitist art institutions that shut out marginalised demographics. the virtual experience of viewing the series provokes spectators to acknowledge and face the reality of misogyny. the series takes inspiration from tactical media and feminist art platforms such as cheer up luv and dearcatcallers, as oyzoyn similarly uses media activism to proactively trigger reactions from viewers.
For those that are offended. here...📚about "baby it's cold outside" written by frank loesser.
in 1944, frank loesser wrote a song for his wife, lynn garland, to sing with him at a housewarming party in new york city at a hotel."baby it's cold outside", was sung to guests to indicate that it was time to leave.
in 1948, loesser sold the song to mgm for the 1949 film "neptune's daughter", which was then sung by esther williams and ricardo montalban.
"the lyrics in this duet are designed to be heard as a conversation between two people, identified as "mouse" (usually female) and "wolf" (usually male) on the printed score; they are at the wolf's home and the mouse decides it is time to go home, but the wolf flirtatiously invites the mouse to stay as it is late and "it's cold outside." the mouse states that she has enjoyed the time and agrees at one point to another drink, but the mouse also says "i ought to say no, no, no, sir" and tries to return home, worried what family and neighbors will think. every line in the song features a statement from the mouse followed by a response from the wolf, which is musically known as a call and response song.