jpeg_dicks

From Rhizome Artbase
2003
Description

In jpeg_dicks, found, pornographic photographs of penises are remade in the style of oil paintings, reformatted to desktop-background-sized images, and redistributed online.

Rhizome staff
2021

Jpeg_dicks are desktop pictures made of porn pics randomly taken from the Internet. The Worldwide Web owes its existence and broad expansion to pornographic content that is very effectively distributed and consumed. Its democratic and non-hierarchical structure allows the distribution of content to a wide variety of sexual groups. Images of penises are mainly consumed by the male homosexual population and, as all pornography, bear a high degree of purity of genre. In Jpeg_dicks, the images are taken and redesigned into simulations of oil paintings, and thus assigned a bourgeois artistic value and aura. Paintings are pre-formatted into desktop pictures and placed back on the Internet for mass distribution.
The penis-- the central element of the symbolic order, the divine organ (according to some local members of the clerical order) and the ultimate object of desire-- is redesigned into a piece of art and offered to the public as Internet trivia.

Aleksandar Maćašev
13 April 2006
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Variant History
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2003
open submission
13 April 2006
Aleksandar Maćašev