Profession: e-thot by day, shitposter by night – a.k.a. an artist with a questionable relationship with pants.
Currently based in Poland.
As an artist, I’ve been dealing with the social media censorship for many years now.
Unsurprisingly, after introducing more nudity and eroticism in my practice last year, I’ve been observing more and more erasure of my art.
The growth of my audience has definitely been affected negatively by multiple take downs, post-blocks, shadow bans, and restrictions.
My work often reflects on the abuse I have experienced in my life and helps me regain control over my body. It’s ironic and laughable that they’re taking down my artworks to “protect” certain groups. I’ve seen so much gore and violence on Facebook, I simply refuse to believe a pixelated nipple is going to cause more harm. I’m genuinely curious if anyone on this planet has ever actually felt “protected” by the social media.
The frustrating part to me is that we often see these platforms grow thanks to artists and sex workers just to see them get completley erased by some major “anti-porn” update later.
No big website today wants to associate with the NSFW content, because that’s usually considered a bad business decision because of the stigma surrounding sex work. The risk of losing investors, partners, deals, and clients is too big, but at the same time, these websites are creating an environment that actively contributes to the spread of the afore-mentioned stigma.
aesthetic hell, 2020 – flagged and hidden on Tumblr.
This platform sure has an interesting history with porn and is terribly inconsistent when it comes to taking down mature content.
You can still easily find porn gifs with over 30k notes, but the algorithm quickly took this one down.
let’s get sexual, 2020 – removed from Messenger for “Nudity or Sexual Activity”.
Interestingly, it was fine on Facebook and Instagram, but it got me post-blocked for three days when I shared it to my Messenger story.
I removed it from Facebook for safety and reposted a censored version.
The original version still remains on Instagram despite being owned by Facebook.
Immediately flagged and hidden on Tumblr, too.
skin, 2020 – “removed” from Facebook for “Nudity or Sexual Activity”.
Due to Facebook being a flawless platform with no bugs whatsoever, they didn’t actually remove it, but instead sent three separate warnings resulting in three different bans and my page getting restricted.
I had to remove the artwork myself to avoid further post-blocks.
The most bizarre thing to me when it comes to banning/post-blocking artists from platforms for nudity is that in some cases these platforms already have a feature that allows them to censor or blur out images and videos of sensitive nature.
The middle-ground solution is already there, they just don’t let the users use it.
I am the object and I am the artist, and I get to choose what it means.
My work mainly focuses on the exploration of sexuality and gender expression through the distortion of nudity and femininity. I enjoy combining the themes of eroticism, surrealism, body horror, and Internet art.
For me art has always had a therapeutic potential. I treat it as a journey into self-understanding and self-acceptance, an attempt at regaining control over my own body, which has suffered through many counts of abuse.
It is thanks to my art that I can finally be me, fully and unapologetically. I am the object and I am the artist, and I get to choose what it means.
I have a lot of appreciation and respect for the glitch art medium and find it very useful in my practice because of its aesthetics and destructive potential. But in the future, I am hoping to improve my photography skills and explore the more classic and raw side of artistic nudity and portraiture.
At the same time, I want to try to create more explicit content, too.