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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Eileen Leier

SPE Member since 2012
Member Chapter: International

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Images of women in the urban environment are pervasive throughout North America and advertising culture commonly represents the female body in quite specific ways. In the urban core gigantic photographs of female bodies loom high above us, inhabiting the exteriors of skyscrapers and dwarfing pedestrians below. These billboards occupy both a prominent and a disjunctive position within the cityscape. The size, power and placement of these giant photographs combined with the sexual currency and intimacy of the female body make us illicit observers. Public visual space in the inner city is populated by images of women that generate irony, humor and sometimes, a sense of foreboding.

Montreal, Quebec; Graffiti (translation from the French: pray for her)

Untitled: New York City


Untitled: Manhattan

Untitled: New York City

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