ellen.gif and mck3nZ present For Your Pleasure, a TikTok art exhibition featuring new media artists from Australia, Canada & the United States.
With support from the City of Sydney,
For Your Pleasure celebrates all things big enjoyment during this time of global uncertainty.
Twelve artists present digital art works that contemplate, contradict and embrace the small pleasures discovered during the endless hours, days and months we’ve spent at home.
ellen.gif and mck3nZ acknowledge the unceded Gadigal land of the Eora nation upon which For Your Pleasure was curated. We acknowledge and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
Still Life Triptych is a fanatical ode to the strange priorities of isolation:
self-care, binge watching & perpetual masturbation.
Because we’re ‘sickies’, we played with the perceived threats we face when we leave the house everyday….
I wish I had a hazmat… what would it be like if I went into a shopping centre with a hazmat?
I wish I was in out-of-space because that’s the safest place to socially isolate…
15 minutes (of fame) on TikTok proves to be too much; the accessibility, spontaneity and capability to create short duration videos that take upwards of a couple hours of work for 1 million views is enough for the immense masses (viewers!!!!) to be
Paris Hilton, Linsday Lohan, Nikki Grahame, Gemma Collins, Big
Brother - TikTok has them absolutely shook!
I made some instructional videos to email to my friends to educate them about stuff.
I explored the emotional journey of travelling at this time. The anxiety, the coldness. Its reminiscent of a country ruled by a dictator.
When I was binging through TikTok I noticed a trend called I kissed my best friend.
I was enamored by the magical movement of birds dancing on the screen.
"WE ARE NOT MACHINES":
An extended discussion about TikTok artworks 'Zoom Meditation', 'Space is the Place' and
'Willow and Bianca Love Everything' created for For Your Pleasure by
John A Douglas & Willurai Kirkbright
Marshall Mcluhan (said) “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us”, so I let the algorithm win with this one, shaping my artistic influence for these video pieces.
Ready to be
As someone with preexisting anxiety, (COVID19 has) harvested my compulsion to clean the house as a way of meditating
Image credit: Kimberley Low