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Study for Feminine Protection (1997) pencil, watercolor, paper (detail)




Study for Feminine Protection (1997) pencil, watercolor, paper (detail)



Study for Feminine Protection (1997) pencil, watercolor, paper

The internet has become the primary form of communication for a large majority of people who spend many hours in front of the computer everyday. It has also become a popular way for people to “meet” and develop “intimate” relationships that may or may not ever exist outside of cyberspace. Hundreds of sites are posted with personals that one can scroll down and read “what I am looking for…,” “in my bedroom you’ll find …,” “if I could be anywhere …,” “celebrity I resemble most …,” accompanied by photographs that may or may not belong to the advertiser. Cases exist in which couples have corresponded for years and then engaged online without ever having met. Feminine Protection explores the masked identities of the cyber-relationship and the complex patterns of disclosure and vulnerability between the screen and flesh.