photographs by Bradley Golden
Dana Boulos is the talented director behind a new short film, entitled Cam Girl, that Autre has premiered exclusively online. Written by Jesy Odio, Cam Girl explores the vague border between our private lives and our proposed private lives. With the rise of adult webcam sites, where people can disrobe for a select viewing public in exchange for tips, Cam Girl is a prescient look at a humanity’s bifurcated persona; the erotic online persona and the persona of the girl who calls you up to tell you she just got her period, or the girl who calls you up to hang out. Cam Girl also reconnoiters our need to constantly communicate and digitally catalogue our lives. Autre caught up with Dana Boulos at home in Hollywood to ask a few questions about her inspirations, her love of film, her involvement in Petra Collins' all girl art collective Ardorous, and CAM GIRL, which can be viewed here. Click here to read the full interview and see more photos by Kevin Hayeland.
photograph by Sara Clarken
photographs by Sara Clarken
Alexandra Marzella is an exhibitionist in the purist form – zits, bodily fluids, and armpit hair are all on full display. She is also beautiful, but eschews many of the expectations that society has for women: she rarely wears makeup, her eyebrows are unkempt and her selfies are the opposite of the countless duck face tragedies that bombard most social media feeds. Basically, she lets her freak flag fly and doesn’t give a fuck what you think. I first saw her perform at the Standard Hotel Miami back in December – in a little poolside bungalow – as part of an exhibition by Petra Collins presented by nightlife impresario André Saraiva. In a small, cramped room she writhed as she stripped naked, while getting water poured on her from friend, collaborator, and fellow artist India Menuez – Wet’s “Don’t Want to Be Your Girl” played in the background. It was exciting, erotic, strange and captivating – Marzella was not only stripping off her clothes, she was also stripping off parts of her soul and the audience was too close not to get splashed, which felt intrusive, but also incredibly viscerally engaging. It’s almost like Marzella has created a new form of art out of stripping. Indeed, Marzella, who is based in New York, is part of a new wave of young female artists that are using their youth, bodies, and femininity to say fuck you to the jock rapist culture that dominates the culture. Whatever she is doing, she should keep doing it. In the following text interview Marzella talks about her initial inclination to shun art, her time as a cheerleader and her take on nudity in performance art. Click here to read the interview.
photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
The SFAQ [Project] Space presents Comforter, a group exhibition curated by Petra Collins featuring work by Carlotta Kohl, T.V. Wade, Claire Milbrath, Nguan, and Petra Collins. Comforter explores the binaries of home/transience and sanctuary/chaos, and how we experience these dualities in contemporary life. Comforter will be on view until April 11, 2015 at the SFAQ [Project] Space in San Francisco.
Ashley Smith, Karley Sciortino, Sky Ferreira, Georgia Ford, Petra Collins, Marcel Castenmiller, Matthew Hitt, and Alice Lancaster star in Sandy Kim's music video, shot on 8MM, for the band Diiv's track Wait off the album Oshin, now on Captured Tracks.