Diogo Ferrari Santilli
Born within institutional walls, Factory Boy sheds light on the camera functioning merely as an apparatus in a production line framework. Over two years, I worked for a well-known fashion retailer in London, producing around 100 images a day for their e-commerce. Performance allowed me to tap into a childhood fantasy, navigate this oppressive environment, and claim authority over it. In addition, I used it as a springboard to investigate the commerciality of the image. Its role and agency in a power mechanism that is regulated and sustained by heteronormativity and fuelled by phallogocentric principles. To what extent does this machinery subject bodies as it objectifies, rearrange as it exploits, and embellish as it commodifies?
Tarang Bharti • Laura Chen • Boris Dadvisard • Alessandra Di Ronza • Diogo Ferrari Santilli • Yige Huang • Carmen Li • Adrian Lloyd-Thomas • AJ Perez • Qi Ruoyu • Xiayi Su • Agata Winiarska • Nilupa Yasmin • Yi Zhu •