American-born Melissa Steckbauer explores the depths of human connection in her work as both a visual artist and reiki teacher. WOM speaks with the artist about why it is so important to nurture intimacy and promote sex positivity in art and beyond.
Don’t make us cheerleaders
Don’t demand we look a certain way
Don’t have us wear a suit of patriarchy
Designed for ogling and locker room culture
Don’t demand from us
How we should dress
How we should behave
How we should talk
How we should pleasure
the artist turns softly in his sleep blonde hair resting againstthe lillies on my pillowcase & I wish I couldlet my body fall from its defensive pose & love him… Read more “Keeper of empires”
In Greek mythology, Gaia existed before anything else. The omnipresent and shapeless figure of Mother Earth, and primordial deity who bore the Gods of the seas, skies and mountains, is the spiritual embodiment of Earth and all life. Greek artist Antonis Tsarouchas tells WOM about his fine art series named after the mythological goddess, as a metaphor for the power of womanhood.
Once upon a time in a stainless-steel dream
Two famelicose smiles devoured a dead scream
Chewing on its gristle, hollowing out its dune
Crumbling stray cinders into a solid prune
In a withering wilting world upon a lyre
I smudged scorched faults with a disdain
That belied my quaking waffle’s refrain
Festering, blistering, seeping sputtering fire
Yesterday marked the opening of a new exhibition entitled “Food for the Eyes” at C/O Berlin. Focussing on the history of food photography, the curation focuses on the history of the use of food on film through three themes: Still Life, Around the Table and Playing with Food.