Chus Martinez On Voyeurism

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Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviours, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.

The principal characteristic of voyeurism is that the voyeur does not normally relate directly with the subject of his/her interest, who is often unaware of being observed. Voyeurism may involve the making of a secret photograph or video of the subject during an intimate activity. When the interest in a particular subject is obsessive, the behaviour may be described as stalking.

However, in today’s society the concept of voyeurism has evolved, especially in popular culture and visual arts. Non-pornographic reality television programs such as Survivor and The Real World, are prime examples of voyeurism, where viewers (the voyeur) are granted an intimate interaction with a subject group or individual. Although not necessarily “voyeurism” in its original definition, as individuals in these given situations are aware of their audience, the concept behind “reality TV” is to allow unscripted social interaction with limited outside interference or influence. As such, the term still maintains its sexual connotations.

All art, and particularly British art from Allen Jones onwards, is voyeuristic. Contemporary London-based artist Jemima Stehli has remade pieces by Jones with herself as the model, these number among the many works in which she appears naked and uses feminism to explore the appeal of voyeurism. The term comes from the French voyeur, “one who looks”, and all art is aimed at those who look!

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Above Chus Martinez gets buck naked for your voyeuristic satisfaction!

2 Responses to Voyeurism

Michael Roth | September 11, 2012 at 3:10 am I turned pro as a voyeur a few years ago and have not looked back since!

chusmartinezproject | September 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm I see that as a real achievement! You’re obviously no pillar of salt!

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2 Comments on “Chus Martinez On Voyeurism”

  1. Michael Roth says:

    Do Communudists regard voyeurism as a spectator sport?


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