ART: Body Boom

bob turek ART: Body Boom

Detroit based designer Bob Turek created provocative pieces meant to alter predominant views on how we listen to and make music by highlighting the objects used to do so in a different way. The “Stereo  body”, which illustrates the torso of a female mannequin,  has large head phones in place of where breasts should be and the cord coming out of the female genitalia.  The piece provokes a visceral response by utilizing the female form in the basic sexual way. The “Stereo Body” illustrates the highly sexual tone in many genres of music and that much of the mainstream music today is first and foremost about objectifying the body through words or visuals. By physically hooking into the female genitalia, we are, musically, inherently hooked into sex.

Written By: Sarah MacDonald

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