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ThunderStruck 3271479

>Art School Rejects Demands To Censor ‘Dolphin Rape’ Photo As ‘Triggering’

>‘Safety’ is threatened by leaving up ‘Dolphin Rape Cave,’ students say

>Student protest and even vandalism failed to sway a New York art college that twice displayed an artwork alleged to “trigger” victims of sexual assault – but the school’s mixed response may encourage future protests against controversial art.

>“The walls of the photography building are a place for the community to display work without filter or administrative intervention,” Stephen Frailey, School of Visual Arts photography department chair, told The College Fix by email. “No prior judgment is made regarding works merit [sic] or aesthetic status.”

>The artwork was displayed Sept. 2-12 on the sixth floor of the photo building, which includes offices, classrooms and studio space but is not open to the public.

>After seeing the photo, student Sarah Thomasson created a Change.org petition, “Rape Trigger Warning,” which fell 48 signatures short of reaching its 500-supporter goal. Thomasson did not respond to interview requests from The College Fix.

>“This piece pokes fun at one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life. There is a fine line between provocative art and being plainly distasteful. This is the most profound example of crossing that line,” the petition reads.

>“This is supposed to be an art installation. RAPE IS NOT ART, RAPE IS A CRIME,” the petition continues, calling for the photo’s removal “as soon as possible as to ensure safety in this building.”

>Another School of Visual Arts student, Kylene Kasch, took the same “safety” approach in a Tumblr post, arguing that Shannon’s failure to include an “artist statement” made the photo “potentially triggering for many of the students interacting with his work.”

>…Kasch wrote on Tumblr, suggesting the school could have put “a screen” over the photo. Student “safety and well-being … should take priority above artistic ‘creative license,’” she said.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3271482

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I fucking hate this trigger warning business.


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Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3271487

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There should be a line where we tell people that their personal experiences weigh too heavy and are getting in the way of making proper judgment calls, and they shouldn't have power over a situation.

Anonymous 3271516



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This is true.

But dressing up like dolphins and posing with consenting women who are allowing themselves to be tied up and photographed is not a crime.

Anonymous 3271550


I would say rape can be portrayed in an artistic sense.

What about the rape scene in Pulp Fiction?

Oh wait, that was a MAN getting raped so nobody cares.


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I just don't see why Rape is such a huge taboo compared to things like, I dunno... MURDER. Which we depict all the time in nearly every form of media, and no one seems to have much of a problem with.


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I just realized there was a toothbrush in OP's image.

Snowbell!MbICrazyYs 3271723

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>Attempting to censoring art.
>appealing to authority to censor art.

So today I puked my breakfast all over everything. Spent the day being cold, dirty, dehydrated and hungry, got electrocuted, didn't get to the bank on time and had a headache the whole time.

Then I get online and see this and was cheered immensely.

Nohorse !8AbeAPw8Wo 3271758

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Remember when 'muh feeluns' wasn't a legitimate reason for people to demand shit?

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 3271925

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I utterly hate people who claim to be 'triggered'. They're the biggest bunch of pussies I've ever seen.

You could say that people saying that their triggered, triggers me. hue

At any rate, if you don't like it, don't look at it. Dumbasses. I can't believe that would even try to vandalize to prove a point as tearing the art piece down. I mean, even if it's odd and is about some dumb meme, it's still art.

It could be worse. It's not like they're opening cans of expired Spaghettio's, slathering themselves with it, then fingering themselves with their hands covered with it and then expelling it into a can and calling it art.

Anonymous 3271934

Yeah anything can be art now. From a 3 year old's scribble to men who gave themselves brain damage from drinking, and now giggle like school girls at the thought of women being raped. Next you know they'll claim they have special needs.

Snowbell!MbICrazyYs 3272047

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I could end so many arguments by telling people they're triggering my PTSD.

But then eventually some conserva-liberal would call the police for terroristic threats or some bullshit because only people who aren't white males are allowed to be traumatized.

ThunderStruck 3272048

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Glad it made ya day.

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 3272052

What the fuck.

ThunderStruck 3272055

My words exactly.

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 3272067

>enthusiast admiring pictures and sculptures
My word, can people be this dumb to not smell a scam? She must be fucking ecstatic that she's making cash from literally nothing. She's selling nothing. Fuck.

Anonymous 3272072

Why don't the students respond in protest by making art? After all it can't be censored. They could have an entire gallery of funny dolphin rape art, based on people's actual experiences with rape.

Eliza!zIANOLEeck 3272084

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What makes it worse in my mind is that the whole "triggered" thing only applies to people with actual PTSD, which almost nobody who is allegedly triggered actually has. The entire concept when used in this context is bullshit.

Snowbell!MbICrazyYs 3272086

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Probably because making art takes effort and skill.

Anonymous 3272096

Like the effort and skill it took to put on dolphin costumes and have a retarded giggle about rape?

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 3272101

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I was thinking that as well. Of course there are people who are clinically diagnosed with PTSD.

But then there's all these people who claim to be triggered by something that may even barely be related to rape or being racist, or even just random words, and make a huge big deal about it, claiming to be offended. It's completely selfish, you can't just claim to be triggered just because you don't like something.

ThunderStruck 3272102

Yeah... I know they say anything can be art, but come on there has to be a line somewhere.


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It actually doesn't. The only thing you need to make art is to point at something and say "This is art."

Because people are stupid.

Eliza!zIANOLEeck 3272110

Eh, I think that if you had an exhibit where you had nothing in it and put it off as invisible art, and the concept was to let the art goer use their imagination, or if it was making a point or something, then I think that's art, it's just that then the entire exhibit is the art piece, rather than the individual pieces of "invisible art".


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Here's some words of wisdom:

Just because something is art doesn't mean it's worth anything.

ThunderStruck 3272130

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Huh, you got a point there.

True words to live by.

Trixishy!.TrixiSHY. 3272131

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I declare that this post constitutes as a work of art, as it inspires people to really see through an art piece, and to really think 'is this truly shit?'.

You may feel free to give me money now.

ThunderStruck 3272138

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Snowbell!MbICrazyYs 3272302

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"Art" lies primarily in "form." Though function can also be artistic, or the form of the function can be said to be artistic.

In architecture the concept of a design is called a "parti." An architect will take an inspiration, base his parti upon it and design a structure based upon the concept.

This is the essential difference between an architect and an engineer. An architect builds for "form" while an engineer builds for "function." Engineers also tend to be more specialized in their skill-set while architects have a jack-of-all trades grasp of the various building methods.

It could be said that "art" is the invocation or even implication of "form" Because the form need only be implied in an extremely vague manner it is possible to scratch a line in the dirt and say "this is art" and be wholly correct, but then the art becomes little more than an inside joke. Most people are only capable of comprehending much more obvious forms. A well-rendered nude is artistic because everybody has seen enough human bodies to have a vague understanding of anatomy and proportion and can say what is "Beautiful" by instinct if not by definition.

In architecture there are well-known formulae for invoking feelings of awe that are part and parcel of "art." Like a small and dark vestibule opening into a large brightly-illuminated nave in a cathedral or color theory of feng-shui. These are easy to grasp to the point of being instinctual. Where "art" hits speed-bumps is in more avante-garde forms. Sometimes it is meant to be the aforementioned inside-joke. No plebs allowed. Sometimes it's the logical conclusion of an artist's parti. Like the "perfect circle" of Zen Buddhism. Oblique to an outsider, but perfectly understandable to the initiated.

Some would say that the fewer plebs understand a thing the more artistic it is. But they're just being elitist cock-socks. "Art" ultimately lies in the comprehension of form, or the comprehension of the implication of form. The number of people who get the "joke" is irrelevant.

But that's enough word-circles for now.

Heavy Mole 3272695

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A programmer friend once put it to me this way:

"The software designer says, 'We should dig ditches here, here and here.'

"The software programmer digs the ditches."

Anonymous 3272895

what if we agreed that bad 'art' is triggering


you can be as porny or rapey or hateful as you want, just don't suck at it.

Anonymous 3272896

ditches get stitches

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