"Consent and warning are not acquiescences to arbitrary, repressive notions of decorum or authority. Rather, they are space-makers, and they allow for the very possibility of voluntary submission or emancipation. The desire to catch an audience unawares and ambush it is a fundamentally terrorizing, Messianic approach to art-making, one that underestimates the capacities and intelligence of most viewers, and overestimates that of most artists."
The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Maggie Nelson (via hotdog-hotdog)
Fluo, Pink, Giant Flowers (2010)