Artist Puts Underwear On Rocks To Protest Nudity Censorship
We’re coming back to Andre Levy, aka Zhion, who has been busy with an urban intervention called “The Original Sin”. With it, he disrupts the urban patterns by painting underpants on rocks and scattering them around Frankfurt, Germany.
Why, you ask? The Brazilian artist explains: “These urban interventions catch people’s attention by their playful colours and also point out how silly it is to automatically associate nudity with lust and shame. I believe the seed of sexualization of the human body is not in nudity, but in the urge to hide it. That’s why Original Sin Project was born.“
On his webpage, Andre asks: “Which of the objects are naked now? The painted ones or their surrounding pairs? The answer, as the sin, is in the eyes of the observer.” He adds: “In this context, passers-by won’t be surprised by nudity, but by the unexpected lack of it.“
If you like the idea, you should check out his older project, where he turns coins into pop-culture portraits.