–– Video by David Bollt with (performed by Adrial Dale) ––
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–– introduction by Editorial Director, Christa Maier ––
MANY SOCIAL PLATFORMS CONSIDER YOUR NAKED BODY OBCENE
My husband says, "It's just Facebook, hunny"...
But it is not just Facebook. This is the society that we live in. This is the climate of judgment and shame that you encounter when you share images of human nudity as art.
It's punishable for you to share images from classic works of art or a figure drawing class or even a mother breastfeeding her child. Censorship on Facebook is just a reflection of the bigger battle you face when you draw, paint or photograph a naked human being.
We do not create this body of art to shock, offend, or arouse a mindless lust. We create so that all of us may come to see our shared humanity as a miraculous work of art.
What do you think? Is your naked body obscene? Is it a crime to share artistic images of naked humanity?
Reclaim your experience of human beauty!
––– Video Script by David Bollt –––
Your human body … is not a crime.
It’s absurd for your naked body to be hidden behind censorship squares in order for it to be seen. It’s absurd to think of your naked humanity as something unnatural… It’s absurd to think of you (exactly as you are) as anything less that a true work of art.
Your body has been shaped by the same creative dynamics that shaped the world. Your body has come from the same collective ground as the trees and the flowers that you see shining all around you... as they stand naked … and without shame.
Your body has come from the same collective ground as the sun … and the moon … and the stars.
The entire universe has acted in concert — from the beginning — to create the conditions for you to be here… exactly as you are.
The only thing that is obscene — in the contemplation of your naked humanity — is the idea that you’re somehow obscene. The only thing that is perverted about celebrating human beauty as a work of art is the idea … that you should be ashamed to either enjoy beauty in others … or to be held as beautiful … in the eyes of others.
Whether you believe that you’ve been been shaped by the conscious hand of god... or by the random self-organizing properties of a creative universe... either way, is it not miraculous that you’re even here? Is it not a miracle that there’s a human body through which you’re experiencing your life... right now?
Wake up from the collective hypnosis that tells you that your naked humanity should be shamed or hidden from sight. Wake up from the hypnosis that would have you ashamed of appreciating the beauty of another human being.
Wake up from the hypnosis that tells you (and has you telling yourself) that you are anything less than a miraculous work of art.
You have the capacity to hold an infinite number of perspectives. And with the perspectives that you choose, you shape the world.
What perspectives do you choose in relation to your own naked humanity? How do you choose to see yourself and others?
At Model Society, we invite you to reclaim your experience of human beauty. We invite you to see humanity through our eyes as something beautiful, wondrous and extraordinary. Without censorship and without shame, we invite you to celebrate and enjoy the miracle of the human form as a true work of art.
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