Slimesunday x Phillips: What the Fork?

Slimesunday continues to explore themes of sexism, consumerism, and censorship in his new collection “What The Fork?”. This body of work marks a significant moment in Slimesunday’s art practice because for the first time he has curated and directed a photoshoot to produce the original images for his collages with photographer Jordan Knight. The female form has been central to art for centuries, inspiring the greatest artists of our time, but even now women sharing photos of their own bodies on social media are considered too provocative. The female anatomy has always been controlled by society leading to repression and a lack of bodily autonomy on the basis that a nude woman can only be viewed from a sexual perspective due to social conditioning. Slimesunday’s work counteracts this narrative by presenting the women as art themselves. 17 different women, along with Slimesunday, have come together to create a collection that celebrates female form and asks the viewer to question their own discomfort with the pieces.

"We Eat With Our Eyes"

Collage created in Photoshop by the artist Slimesunday reflecting the objectification of women in media and advertising. Features Brandi Ty’Ell and Etienne Smith photographed by Jordan Knight. From Slimesunday’s “What the Fork?” collection.

Behind the scenes:

Credits:
Artist - Slimesunday, Photographer - Jordan Knight, Photography Assistant - Khaliah Pianta, Model - Brandi Ty’Ell, Model - Etienne Smith, Hair - Josie Jones, Makeup - Fara Conley, Production Designer - Elizabeth Pearlman, Producer - Jori Teplitzky, Production Manager - Maya Klabin, Production Assistant - Etienne Smith

"Is It Art?" 

 Collage created in Photoshop by the artist Slimesunday featuring Jessica Downs and Amara Johnson photographed by Jordan Knight. Slimesunday recreates the scene from Louis Jean-Francois Lagrenee’s ‘Venus and Nymphs Bathing’ (1776) through a 21st Century lens. From Slimesunday’s “What the Fork?” collection.

 Behind the scenes:

 

Credits:
Artist - Slimesunday, Photographer - Jordan Knight, Photography Assistant - Khaliah Pianta, Model - Jessica Downs, Model - Amara Johnson, Hair and Makeup - Ashley J. Simmons, Production Designer - Elizabeth Pearlman, Producer - Jori Teplitzky, Production Manager - Maya Klabin, Production Assistant - Etienne Smith

"Replace and Repeat"

Collages created by the artist Slimesunday with found objects and Photoshop. Each object was hand selected at local antique shops and curated to fit the original photograph. The work features Diana Merimskaia photographed by Jordan Knight. Cycling through several different stills, the NFT owner has the ability to switch between the looping state and each individual state. Slimesunday will repeat the process of replacing portions of the original nude photograph to produce new stills that will be periodically added to the smart contract. As the piece evolves the owner possesses even more options to choose from for display. From Slimesunday’s “What the Fork?” collection. 

Behind the scenes:

 

Credits:
Artist - Slimesunday, Photographer - Jordan Knight, Photography Assistant - Khaliah Pianta, Model - Diana Merimskaia, Hair and Makeup - Fara Conley, Wardrobe - Ali Mullin, Wardrobe Assistant - Nora Foley, Production Designer - Elizabeth Pearlman, Producer - Jori Teplitzky, Production Manager - Maya Klabin, Production Assistant - Etienne Smith

"Growth"

Collage created in Photoshop by the artist Slimesunday. Utilizing blockchain technology, each time Slimesunday experiences censorship the event will trigger the piece to partially decensor itself. Gradually over months or years the piece will transform as Slimesunday’s works are removed and banned by various platforms and institutions, counteracting the individual censorship events. From Slimesunday’s “What the Fork?” collection.

 

 

Full Collection Credits:
Slimesunday - Mike Parisella
Manager - Taren Smith, Marketing - Devin Dube, Producer - Jori Teplitzky, Production Manager - Maya Klabin, Production Assistant - Etienne Smith, Photographer - Jordan Knight, Camera Assistant - Khliah Pianta, Production Designer - Elizabeth Pearlman, Wardrobe - Ali Mullin, Wardrobe Assistant - Nora Foley, Hair - Josie Jones, Hair and Makeup - Fara Conley, Hair and Makeup - Ashley J. Simmons, Model - Brandi Ty’Ell Model - Jessica Downs Model - Diana Merimskaia Model - Amara Johnson