FURIE by Romy Alizée
At 29 years old, Romy Alizée lost her innocence a long time ago.
Romy Alizée likes to be naked. Romy Alizée likes eroticism. First a life model for others, often men, too often men, she decides to go behind the lens to impose her gaze as a free young woman. “If we feminists don’t like the existing porn, it’s up to us to create something we like,” says feminist artist and activist Annie Sprinkle.
In the form of self-portraits, Romy Alizée then begins to orchestrate her universe, an erotico-pornographic universe of which she becomes the undeniable Queen. She surrounds herself with friends, lovers, actors and post-porn actresses, a community in where love mixes with protests. She stages her most intimate fantasies, plays with genders and glorifies feminine domination.
Romy Alizée delivers her vision of plural sexualities with humour and provocation. Her writing is new, raw, and queer, as are her models. Far from archaic archetypes of pornographic imagery produced by men for men. Free from codes, language reinvents itself. Becomes political. Radical. The pornographic image becomes feminist.
Her portraits, sober and frontal, give her models a look, a breath, life. They cease to be objects of desire and fantasy for others, to become and assert themselves as their own subject, free and unique.
Romy Alizée celebrates youth. An independent, cross-disciplinary and generous youth which is open to all possibilities.
FURIE is a punk refrain, screamed in a mic grabbed by a velvet glove.
Limited & numbered edition of 150 copies
Soft color cover, stampled, black and white digital print
19 x 25 cm, 64 pages.
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