photographic art. seeking to subvert an established system, to challenge expectations and to confront ideals. a collection of images to trigger thought and discussion.
What determines when an image of the human form is considered art, nude, erotic or pornographic? Is a ‘pornographic’ classification determined by the naked body alone? Or, by intent of the image maker? Or, does personal bias dictate where you place the line between art nude and porn? In what circumstances does that bias get to decide where the line is for all? We have all been exposed to differing circumstances, experiences and influences during our personal development, thus colouring our perception of where lines may or should exist. #thehardline is a photographic series that presents a range of images, placing the human form within various circumstances; some with sexual intent, some without, some clothed, some naked, some clothed with sexual intent and some naked but void of sexual intent. This work is intended to trigger discourse on the subject of nudity, pornography, intent and consent. Does nudity automatically equal pornography? Or, does intent and action have to be considered when classifying the image? If something that is considered ‘pornography’ is created and shared among consent adults why is it so heavily controlled and censored?
in the nude, all that is not beautiful is obscene – robert bresson
if you are interested in being considered for this portrait series that aims to explore the nature of ‘other’ in today’s society,
please fill out the form over at b.leideritz.com/challenged/other-people/.
thankyou in advance for your time and emotional effort in doing so.
The Emma Hack Art Prize is aa acquisitive art prize with a People's Choice Prize. The competition is for all South Australian based artists from any discipline, with a yearly theme.
Society has been known to judge and label its people based on their choice of appearance. This collection explores two of these aesthetic choices – men forgoing shaving to establish a mighty beard and women forgoing a subtle natural look for a striking red lipstick.
brent leideritz is an independent artist with a photographic art practice that originated on film in the 1990s and transitioned through to the digital present. images suspended in binary pixilation. images that seek to challenge, to subvert and to confront. a created collection of pixels to trigger thought and discussion.
2019 Netherworld art show – group
2018 Skrambled eggs VIII – group
2018 Emma Hack Art Prize – group
2017 Emma Hack Art Prize – group
2016 Skrambled eggs VII – group
2016 Revelation6 – solo
2015 In Red Lipstick we Trust/In Beards we Trust – solo
2015 Skrambled eggs VI – group
2014 AIPP Contemporary Photographic Art show – group
2014 Skrambled eggs V – group
2013 AIPP Contemporary Photographic Art show – group
2013 Skrambled eggs IV – group
2012 Transmogrification trilogy – solo
2012 Skrambled eggs III – group
2012 AIPP Contemporary Photographic Art show – group
2011 Day & Night – group
2009 Realwomen – solo
2002 Questioning: the words of King Lemû’el – solo
1998 TAFE SA graduation exhibition – group
1994 ACSA graduation exhibition – group