Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers
The photographic installation Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers protests against dominant power structures. Loosing my profound identity in the public eye is a mean of gaining anonymity, intimacy, and liberty by protecting my personal domain. Creating a mysterious anarchist character by wearing a ‘meat’ mask, I attempt to reinvent myself in order to generate a new self out of the conventions of the society. In Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers, my transformation vents feelings of shame and alienation in parallel with senses of relief, free will, rebellion, and power. By exercising control over intimate and sensitive information about myself, I exercise control over the way I portray to others, what enhances my capacity of acting as an autonomous, creative, and free agent.
* Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers was an anarchist group based in New York. This “street gang with analysis” was famous for its Lower East Side direct action and it is said to have inspired members of the Weather Underground and the Yippies. Abbie Hoffman characterized them as “the middle-class nightmare… an anti-media phenomenon simply because their name could not be printed.”