The Female Gaze Part II is dedicated to the digital art collective Goldentailx, a digital art collective encompassing photographers, filmmakers and sound artists who share a worldview to challenge societal norms. Goldentailx uses digital technology to explore gender, sexuality, physicality and connectivity. In the words of Goldentailx, the collective ‘forge dreamed realities to promote prototypes for a revisionary future’. The non-hierarchical collective is non-binary and anonymous but individually have exhibited in spaces that include Tate Modern, the Royal Academy of the Arts, the V&A Museum, Annenberg Space for Photography Los Angeles and White Cube Gallery.
The sale will consist of work from DIGITAL TAIL VOLUMES, a new series that inverts the male gaze. It challenges the objectification and representation of the female body in the music industry and explores the boundaries of sexual and gender identity. In the work, male models recreate the hyper-sexualized dances and poses used in music videos by some of the most commercially successful female artists.
Each motion and sound is chosen to underscore the imbalance of bodily representation in the music industry, blur gender binaries and shift power dynamics. Sound is re-imagined and composed from original field recordings to inhabit the work in equivalence to the images: mating calls by gibbons at dawn in Southern Borneo are answered by urban foxes in the suburban night, bodily gyrations set against an East London street sound of beating drums as planes soar overhead.
They say, ’in this brief moment, when NFT artworks are rupturing the foundations on which the art world exists, we have the ability to build our artistic vision anew’.