This series of erasure collages are drawn from Feminine Sexuality by Jacques Lacan, along with found pornography and other mixed media. This work seeks to deconstruct the male gaze and its inherent objectification of womyn using the gaze itself as a self-reflexive instrument. The juxtaposition of Lacan’s philosophizing “study” with the consumerist sexuality of pornography is meant to illustrate the dehumanization of femme identity and the fragility of need upon which male domination is predicated.
~ David Joez Villaverde
David Joez Villaverde is a Peruvian American multidisciplinary artist and winner of Black Warrior Review's 2018 poetry contest. His poems in Crab Fat Magazine and L'Éphémère Review are 2018 Best of the Net nominees and his collage and erasure have been featured in Dream Pop, Luna Luna, Grimoire, and Unlost Journal.