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Post-Butt

The power of the image

Onomatopee 137

The phenomenon of bootyfication exists in many contexts, as varied as the exploitation of the body in colonialism to 90s hip-hop culture. Post-Butt analyses the virility of images in our mediated society. More rounded than that though, it’s a case study around the image of female butts, bootys, and behinds, and their influence in media, society and art.
Post-Butt travels through different periods in time and place to analyse the political meanings associated with the representation of the female buttocks. It then goes on to discuss the role of the booty in various cultural expressions such as film, internet art, music videos, dance and plastic surgery.
Deep inside, Post-Butt aims to reflect on how our society is conditioned by viral images that do not only exist in the digital context, and by offering more grounding to the virality of the image,it acknowledges a body-positivity beyond the hypes of the ages.

Featuring Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Guy Debord, Beyoncé, Kara Walker, Josephine Baker, Kim K. Sarah Baartman, Amalia Ulman and many more bootyful others!

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Edited in collaboration with Pernilla Ellens, designed and written by Melani de Luca as graduation thesis of the MA Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, then internationally prompted with Onomatopee Projects Eindhoven, this theory book features visual -cultural references to Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Guy Debord, Beyonce, Amy Schumer, Kara Walker, Josefine Baker, Kim K. Saartje Baartman, Amalia Ulman and many more bootyful others.

With an introduction by Charlotte van Buylaere, curator and writer specialised in post-feminism and Internet art.

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Publication

Onomatopee 137, Melani de Luca, Pernilla Ellens, 2017

Post-Butt

The power of the image

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Type
softcover
Dimensions
240 x 165 mm standing / 9.5 x 6.5 inch 
Pages
176
ISBN
978-94-91677-70-0
Editor
Melani de Luca, Pernilla Ellens
Author
Melani de Luca, Charlotte Van Buylaere
Graphic
Melani de Luca
Language
English
Binding
thread-sewn and glued
Paper
300 grams Maxi Offset (cover) and 120 grams Maxi Offset (inside pages)
Edition
800
Color
Black + 1 pms
Printer
Art Libro / Drukkerij Roelofs Bv, Enschede
Translator
Megan Dinius
Proofreader
Josh Plough
Photography of the book
Blickfanger
Curator
Pernilla Ellens
Made possible by
Cultuur Eindhoven
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Onomatopee 137, Melani de Luca, Pernilla Ellens, 2019

Post-Butt (2nd print)

The power of the image (2nd edition)

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Type
softcover
Dimensions
240 x 165 mm standing / 9.5 x 6.5 inch 
Pages
176
ISBN
978-94-93148-02-4
Editor
Melani de Luca, Pernilla Ellens
Author
Melani de Luca, Charlotte Van Buylaere
Graphic
Melani de Luca
Language
English
Binding
sewn
Color
copper and black
Printer
Printon, Tallin (EST).
Translator
Megan Dinius
Proofreader
Josh Plough
Photography of the book
Blickfanger
Made possible by
Onomatopee
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