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Le 20 Novembre 2010 de 18h00 à 22h00

The subject of this exhibition is an international community which is called furries and which relies on the idea of identifying oneself with an animal figure of choice. The result of this identification is a character (called fursona) sharing both animal and human features. In many cases the fursona manifests itself as an animal costume (fursuit) which the respective community member wears in the privacy of his/her home or in public.

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FURBOOK par Carmen Dobre

FURBOOK par Carmen Dobre

Artist: Carmen Dobre

Curator: Golie Talaie

 

The subject of this exhibition is an international community which is called furries and which relies on the idea of identifying oneself with an animal figure of choice. The result of this identification is a character (called fursona) sharing both animal and human features. In many cases the fursona manifests itself as an animal costume (fursuit) which the respective community member wears in the privacy of his/her home or in public.

 

The furry community originated in the 1980s and, despite still being a very underground phenomenon, it has grown in numbers considerably with the advent of the Internet. It is mainly located in Western Europe and the United States, however the furries are slowly gaining new members in Eastern Europe in the context of globalization. The occurrence of such instances of extreme marginalism in present-day developed societies is explained through a paradoxical reaction to the current heightened level of communication. As sociologist Zygmunt Bauman shows in Liquid Modernity, although we might think that globalization and the various information and communication channels level down differences between individuals and between cultures, they have the opposite effect. When individuals are repeatedly exposed to sameness, they tend to seeks to be different and to reinvent themselves. Thus societies and cultures are in a constant state of transition and fragmentation according to the evolution of group and individual identities.

 

The exhibition consists of a projection of the scrapbook, which combines photographs, videos, audio interviews, vernacular material, collage and text. This format is intended to reflect the diversity of the furry community as well as the process of documentation.

 

Special thanks to: Susan Meiselas, Dana Diminescu, Simona Nastac, Simona Radulescu, the Fotonow Foundation, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris, Tinka and Frank Dietz, Myrte Langevoord and Golie Talaie

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