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I’M HORNY Book

by Jonathan Meersman

As a postmodern attitude towards tactility has reduced the sense of touch to a deconstructed memory, art can engage you to recover this lost touch. During a period of forced solitude because of the covid-confinement, one is confronted with the self. It is the ideal moment to revalue one’s sexual identity in the new era of digital shift. As old sexual views are shattered by our postmodern deconstructivism, the digital era has brought us an openness to construct new forms to explore our own intimacy. This has resulted in the rise of a new generation bound by compassion and inclusiveness.

Through this digital form, an opportunity of contemporary distortion appeared. This opportunity distorts the limits one beholds, making space for an exposure of intersexuality as a new identity. Intersexuality becomes our new form, to convey a sense of our unconditional touch of intimacy to the self and the other. It is here, that the arts offer a multiplicity of viewpoints to find our interpoints. To reconnect with our truest identity and theirs. Raw and graphic. A confrontation to shift our attitudes towards acceptance of our shared identity. To sense the memory of touch as an experience. While looking at the multitude that the medium of art has to offer, we are reconnected to our self, identity and sexual viewpoints. Art makes all of that more complex and richer now, than ever before. Art, to be.

The purpose of the I’M HORNY Book is to analyse, reflect and document the experience that is isolation and how that has impacted and changed how we view and process intimacy, desire, sexuality and our own habits. The book will include the work of 30 international creatives from every field, directed and curated by Tom Giles @tomgiless, along with anonymous submissions selected and edited by Adriana Roslin to sit among and compliment the works of the named artists.

It will be sold in support of the LGBT+ Charity @stonewalluk in particular their initiative Beyond Abuse which helps people from our community who are suffering from domestic violence. In this time of quarantine, the rates of reports of domestic violence across the board have risen, and with LGBT+ people so likely to fall into homelessness and more vulnerability, the support needs to be there for them. We want to be able to use this creative collaboration and position of privilege to help this incredible initiative that is close to our hearts.

This book includes artists such as:
Adriana Roslin, Betsy Johnson, Javier de La Blanca, Guillermina Ricci, J.E Cai, Ralf Hersborg, Tom Goddard, Raga Ayala Muñecas, Jared Behl, Laila Majid, Tulani Hlalo, Zoe Scheidereit, Lucy Jarvis, Ozziline Bill, Carmen Young, Imogen Chandulal, Varvara Shvetsova, Minjung, Carol Cirve, Kirsty Sorely, Benjamin Parsons, Valeri Mclaren, Lizzie Steimer, Boi Hugo, Carlos Victimo, Claudia Cantarini, Dominque Hamilton, Emily Crooked, George Bes De BercMiguel Rózpide, Guilia Vernarandi, Vittoria Vilela, Stella Marbles, Chloe Davis, Bethan Dadson, Damara Yolanda Ingles.


Photo credits in order of appearance:
Cover by Adriana Roslin
Photo 1 Carlos Victimo
Photo 2 Adriana Roslin
Photo 3 Javier de la Blanca
Photo 4 Raga Ayala Muñecas
Photo 5 Laila Majid

The book will be available for purchase the 3rd of August. Link below.


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