Jem Raid self portrait figurative video artist

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Emerging joyfully

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One of the problems facing women even now in the 21st century is male chauvinism.
I experience this myself but in a different way to women.
I pose in a feminine way and make short videos.
I often get comments from males who think that the only women should pose for images in this way.
I try to help males appreciate the fact they they don't need to be macho
They can be beautiful as well.

After hiding in the corners of our own minds
Where we pretended we were not
Often torn away
By the call of the easily understood
Reclaiming the landscape
Understanding from everyman

I am an elderly male posing in a feminine way and I throw back at macho males their own image and challenge them to pose for self images. To feel the freedom of doing it, to know that they could very well be creating art with their own bodies. In just the same way that women have tried to show them for centuries.

The video is 6 minutes 38 seconds long in 16:9 format.

The video is in HD 720p 1280 x 720
Also available in FHD 1080p 1920 x 1080

Exhibitions 2017

Royal Flush
The Drama Department
Queen Mary University
Thursday 27 April
and at the
Live Art Event
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
Saturday 29 April

Wake UP!
ArtvideoKOELN & The New Museum of Networked Art
Curated by; Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Self images - artists show face against Populism, Intolerance, Xenophobia and Racism
Online exhibition: