Britland Tracy Studio
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PARDON MY CREEP

$18.00

Zine:
8.5 x 5.5"
34 photographs
64 pages
saddle-stitch binding
2020

Trade Edition - $18 | 200 copies

Limited Edition - $35 | 30 copies (SOLD OUT)
(signed by artists, includes a unique photograph + anonymous message from our archive)

PARDON MY CREEP is an investigation of intimacy, desire, and the performance of the self in the digital age. Weaving together found photographs of couples alongside messages they have received from men via online dating apps, artists Kellye Eisworth and Britland Tracy explore contemporary notions of relationships, both real and imagined. Each unanswered message offers a glimpse into the effect of digital mediation on human connection. The emotions conveyed in their words range from sad, thoughtful, bored, aggressive, and desperate. Some messages feel cold and impersonal, like automated form letters; others are inundated with aggressive, masculine bravado. Some men seem to genuinely want to connect. Placed together in conversation, their words become a surrogate for the connection the other is seeking. The photographs were purchased online or in flea markets. Forsaken or forgotten by their subjects, they no longer function as personal mementos. Instead they serve as visual aides to describe the intimacy the messages are hoping to produce.