Diego Torres

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The ManWo Project

The standards for the depiction of the female body in the canon of Western art are well known and have been largely consistent over time. My work tries to accompany the idea of pushing against the canonical ideal of women and their bodies as passive, contained, beautiful, non-disgusting, and available

To me, glitch art explores various possibilities on repurposing and deliberate corrupting materials, and offers a different point of view on my main photographic subject with the systemic dismantling achieved through art. In my case, the process of the creation of the artwork means as much as the final product because in order to produce a piece I have o work with my own intention and the device’s whims.

There are themes inherent in this medium, then: morbidity and destruction next to growth and regeneration, conflicts between control and unpredictability, these terms relate in many ways to the naked human body

I truly believe that the human body is central to how we understand facets of identity such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. People alter their bodies, hair, and clothing to align with or rebel against social conventions and to express messages to others around them. 

The constant public discussion of women’s bodies, weight, and appearance, which has reached a new height with social media, is a very worrisome aspect that illustrates the passive, mute character attributed to women.

The human body should always glitch and should always rebel….

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