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We've Updated Our Privacy Policy

Exhibition at FOCO Gallery, Lisbon, June 2019

About the project

We've Updated Our Privacy Policy” was created after receiving a rather distressing email from a hacker demanding that I pay 2000 euros, lest he would send stolen images of me masturbating to all of my contacts.

Technology advances rapidly, as does cyber warfare. Our device, apps and social media are compromised. Our confidentiality and personal information victimized. Every intimate aspect and detail of our lives are exposed. This volatility leaves us uncertain as to where lies our intimacy.

In executing, “We've Updated Our Privacy Policy", I want to establish a unique and individual conversation between the artist and the viewer.

My project is to release printed images of my intimacy, recreating an authentic and material link with my audience, while using tools of the virtual media world, despite its volatilities.

This project is also a way for me to denounce a paradoxical concomitance in the digital media: we live in a world where ultra violent content is not violent enough to be edited; yet, extreme censorship permeates most societies.

Digital media have jeopardized the distinction between pornography and art. How are representations of blatant gluttony not more destructive than those of human pleasure? “We've Updated Our Privacy Policy”, is a recovery of our robbed intimacy.

This exhibition will be the result of my interactions on social networks, including Instagram, my exchanges with the hacker and a crowdfunding with different levels that will allow my audience to acquire the individual pieces of my renewed privacy.

 

All art photographic and video-graphic imagines are the property of Pierre Barbrel. Duplication is prohibited. All art associated with this project is intended for adults.

What are the funds for?

The funding will be used to produce my exhibition, “We've Updated Our Privacy Policy”, from the 20th of June to the 6th of July 2019, at FOCO Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

Website of the galerie : http://www.focolisboa.com/

About the project owner

Pierre Barbrel was born in Paris in 1991. He studied literature and art, and completed a fashion design school curriculum to fulfill his creative endeavours.

After his studies and his enriching professional experiences in French luxury fashion houses, he returned to his first love: a thoughtful art, opposed to the strict aesthetic of fashion.

Fascinated by religious art and its mythical representations of transcendence, Pierre Barbrel commits to recreating, through his art, the experience of his confrontation with epiphany. His work is rooted in visual inspirations derived from syncretic myths and occult symbolism. His leitmotiv is the materialization of the soul through the body, a form of incarnation.

Pierre’s work was exhibited five years in a row at Le Grand Palais for ART CAPITAL, in Le Salon des Artistes Français, which earned him a bronze medal in 2014 and a Silver one in 2018. He also won the 1st Prize in the Category: Fine Art – Nudes of the International Photographer of the Year 2017 Photography Awards.

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