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Unicorn Glove Puppet - Spike Dennis

Subverting commonly held assumptions that embroidery is an activity reserved for the female of the species, Spike Dennis reveals the phallocentric language of sex through stitch. Familiar digital pixels are replaced with pixelated cross-stitches which expose the aggressive and often harassing nature of the way in which messages and images are often distributed across our multifarious wi-fi-ed networks.

Spike's body of work critiques our attitudes towards sex, identity, morals and privacy in our increasingly digitally inter-connected society. In a world in which nudity has become commonplace; whether through the unavoidable abundance of internet porn; shared photos of anonymous amateurs and celebrity sex tapes, or more recently phone hacking scandals, how do we conduct oursleves we interact in an online world. How much of ourselves should we give up? How much is too much?

NSFW ^^ is at The Sho Gallery Cardiff from March 24 - April 4 2015, with a private viewing on Thursday March 26, 6pm - 8pm.

www.thesho.co.uk

www.spikeworld.co.uk