Description

Ministry of Love «2222», «Children’s Sexuality» department, presents the project «BDSM».

Abstract:

The project investigates the subject of children’s sexuality. Many people are scared by the phrase itself. But to be able to talk about this, one must firstly answer the question: are children sexual beings? The scientists’ reply is unambiguous – yes. However the answer most people give is often contrary. Many of them think that sexuality is the prerogative of adults, the manifestations of child sexuality being merely an imitation of immoral behavior of ill-bred people. These are erroneous convictions, reflected in the sacramental phrase of Soviet times – «there is no sex». The notion of «children’s sexuality» does exist, and children of any age willingly or unwillingly take interest in issues of sexuality, they need it to better understand themselves and the surroundings.

According to psychoanalysts, children’s sexuality means the pursuit of pleasure from one’s body on the whole. The degree of pleasure affects normal personality development of a child. So if these manifestations of child sexuality are not actively supported or punished, a child makes unconscious attempts to draw in «sexual games» his/her peers or adults, choosing them as his/her molesters. From here start psychological causes of deviations from sexual norms, such as sadism, masochism, pedophilia and other paraphilia.

About the project:

«BDSM» is divided into two parts, «Crop» and «Cuts» are located opposite to each other, and the combined «Wall of identification photography», against which there will be identification photography. In the authentication photographing every visitor can take the role of «suspect», which would be «a victim of child sexual manipulation» committed sexual acts against minors. The first part of the «Cuts», set up in a near-collage art, carved with images of children, against the walls for shooting identifications offering do for a sexual assault. The second part of the «Crop» demonstrates monochrome canvases with images of «empty» silhouettes of children, so-called «malyavy» Created from the remnants of childish and presented as a waste material. Thus, the project «BDSM» calls for the formation of healthy people, not sex offenders.

Notes:

* BDSM – the project name in Russian sounds like: “Beregite (s’) Detej: Soblaznitelnnie Malyavy” forms the acronym BDSM, which emphasizes involvement in the psycho-sexual subculture.

** The term “Malyava” has a dual meaning. The first comes from the diminutive form of the word “Baby” (rus. Malysh) and the second is taken from criminal slang, meaning a letter or note, illegally transmitted inmates from prison to freedom. All in all, this makes it possible to perceive the project as an encrypted message, a warning from committing crimes in the future.