Feb
21
2013
<em>Web Cam Venus</em>
 

Addie Wagenknecht
Webcam Venus: ricadoll as Mona Lisa (la Gioconda),
Leonardo da Vinci (1503-6)
, 2013
Online performance

In Webcam Venus, we asked online sexcam performers to replicate iconic works of art. This piece is an homage to fine art and the Internet phenomenon of cams, made in colloboration with Pablo Garcia and released through F.A.T. Lab.

Sexcams use webcams and chat interfaces to connect amateur adult performers with an audience. Users log on to see men, women, transsexuals, couples and groups broadcast their bodies and sexuality live for the public, often performing for money. To create this experiment, we spent a few hours each day for a month asking performers: “Would you like to pose for me?”

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