1. 07:51 5th Apr 2014

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    Thankyou to everyone came last night! The music was awesome ( felt like I was in Fantasia for the majority of the night) and the crowd was good. “Bitches Aint Shit But Hoes And Tricks” sat comfortably on the wall :)))))))))

     
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    Holly Bates
” Bitches Ain’t Shit But Hoes And Tricks”
Photographic print on photo rag pearl, 841 cm x 1189 cm

This work investigates the sexual objectification of women in hip-hop culture and popular culture as a whole. Hip-hop is a mostly male dominated music culture that continues to sexually objectify women and project derogatory ideals onto youth culture. By appropriating and isolating lyrics from a famous hip-hop song “ Bitches Aint Shit But Hoes And Tricks” by Dr. Dre and re-contextualizing it into a reflective environment, we are able to critique and question these words rather than blindly absorb them.  The text is juxtaposed over mannequins that have been decorated with idealized, stereotypical feminine imagery. These two ideals contradict each other and create a visual dialogue within the work.

    Holly Bates
    ” Bitches Ain’t Shit But Hoes And Tricks”
    Photographic print on photo rag pearl, 841 cm x 1189 cm

    This work investigates the sexual objectification of women in hip-hop culture and popular culture as a whole. Hip-hop is a mostly male dominated music culture that continues to sexually objectify women and project derogatory ideals onto youth culture. By appropriating and isolating lyrics from a famous hip-hop song “ Bitches Aint Shit But Hoes And Tricks” by Dr. Dre and re-contextualizing it into a reflective environment, we are able to critique and question these words rather than blindly absorb them. The text is juxtaposed over mannequins that have been decorated with idealized, stereotypical feminine imagery. These two ideals contradict each other and create a visual dialogue within the work.

     
  3. 12:02 1st Apr 2014

    Notes: 1

    video work in progress exploring a sub-culture, such as hip-hop through the fans-

    fans listening and participating with a culture in their own space

     
  4. 00:31

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    " Bitches Aint Shit But Hoes And Tricks"

     
  5. 21:08 31st Mar 2014

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    'Untitled' edited photo of sculpture ' For the Love Of Men'

    'Untitled' edited photo of sculpture ' For the Love Of Men'

     
  6. 20:57

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    documentation of sculpture ’ For the Love Of Men’
title is a direct reference to Damien Hirst’s work ” For The Love Of God”
notice how the shadow of the bodice forms a exaggerated masculine face!

    documentation of sculpture ’ For the Love Of Men’

    title is a direct reference to Damien Hirst’s work ” For The Love Of God”

    notice how the shadow of the bodice forms a exaggerated masculine face!

     
  7. 13:32 26th Mar 2014

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    omg remember when i was cleanin out my closet

    omg remember when i was cleanin out my closet

     
  8. 13:04 13th Mar 2014

    Notes: 3

    Reblogged from hollybatesart2013

    hollybatesart2013:

    ' 21st Century Bitch' Video performance work

     
  9. 23:27 20th Feb 2014

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    Reblogged from hollybatesart2013

    hollybatesart2013:

    "Dialogue" video performance work

     
  10. 10:18 25th Oct 2013

    Notes: 2

    mama appreciation post- whatta babe and the best rolemodel I could ask for in my life

     
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    ‘ Gansta Rap Made Me Do It’ 2013, photo series
photo stills taken from a performance work I did.

    Gansta Rap Made Me Do It’ 2013, photo series


    photo stills taken from a performance work I did.

    (Source: n8551472hollybatessem1)

     
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    Bitches Aint Shit #6

    Bitches Aint Shit #6

    (Source: n8551472hollybatessem1)

     
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  14. More glitchin’

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  15. 22:33

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    Reblogged from hollybatesart2013

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    Riff Raff on white artists using the ‘n’ word in hip hop

    Riff Raff on white artists using the ‘n’ word in hip hop