In Your Face: The Unsolicited Dick Pic Project
This page is dedicated to all the unsolicited dick pics women (and men) have received. They are unwelcome at best, disturbing and violating at worst. Apparently it is acceptable for men to send UDPs to unwilling recipients on dating apps, snapchat, even mail drop, but when these same pics are displayed in an attempt to show how violating they are to receive, censorship abides. This page is password protected and you must be over 18 to continue viewing.
These sculptures and other art were inspired by real and unsolicited dick pics received on various dating apps, as well as a collection of over 300 submissions from around the world. UDPs are an all too common side-effect of the online-dating ecosystem. But that doesn’t mean they should be normalized or tolerated. Although dick pics may be two-dimensional, they consume emotional space by violating the boundaries of the receiver IRL, while allowing the sender to control and dominate the interaction.
Much as the unwilling recipients of UDPs feel shocked and violated, it is my hope that this project will inspire debate about what consent means in the digital age on online dating and social media, while bringing awareness to this form of sexual cyber-bullying.
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