Strip off for art
SYDNEY: American photographer Spencer Tunick is searching for thousands of Australians to strip off on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in the name of art.
Tunick, famous for capturing hundreds, sometimes thousands, of naked people against industrial or urban backdrops, wants to create a Sydney “installation”, involving up to 2 000 nude volunteers on March 1.
The photo, to be called The Base, will coincide with the city’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras, which attracts participants and audiences from around the world.
“In a way, I’m making a base for the architecture, and by combining straight and gay people I’m weaving the different sexes and society together to for m this fabric that holds up this gorgeous building,” Tunick said.
Tunick has produced almost 100 installations around the world. He says his work is not about exhibitionism or eroticism, but about the vulnerability of life in a rough city landscape. – Reuters