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Post-Butt

The power of the image

Onomatopee 137

OH MY GOD, LOOK AT HER BUTT!

Post-Butt analyses the virality of images in our mediated society. More rounded, it is a case study around the image of female butts, bootys, and behinds, and their influence in media, society and art. The butt is the protagonist of mass-mediated cullture, it is the democratic sex organ par excellence. The phenomenon of bootyfication exists in many contexts, as varied as the exploitation of the body in colonialism to 90s hiphop culture. Post-Butt goes through different periods in time and place, to analyse the political meaning of the usage of the image of the female buttocks. Then, it discusses the role of the booty in varied 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, but have deep consequences on our physical world as well.

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

Featuring Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Guy Debord, Beyonce, Amy Schumer, Kara Walker, Josefine Baker, Kim K. Saartje Baartman, Amalia Ulman and many more bootyful others!

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Publication

Melanie 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
Melanie de Luca, Pernilla Ellens
Author
Melanie de Luca, Charlotte Van Buylaere
Graphic
Melanie 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
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Melani de Luca critic, graphic designer
  • Pernilla Ellens curator, editor
  • Josh Plough editor, assistent curator, co-producer
  • Charlotte van Buylaere curator, critic