Mah On The Mall

Earlier today Greg mentioned the opening for Censorship & Style, the Scarth St. Mall window display of Jeannie Mah’s video for the Dunlop exhibit Cinema <=> Life <=> Cinema. I popped down to say hi (our office is across from the store) and take some photos . Here they are. Mah says she was pressured to cut the video — which sort of shows her nude — by RPL administration for its appearance in the Dunlop, but it’s showing uncensored in Aria Boutique’s window.  Because it’s a harmless and tame video that wouldn’t scandalize a Catholic granny.

Censorship & Style will stay up until the end of the month.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

4 thoughts on “Mah On The Mall”

  1. I watched it this morning. It was mesmerizing and so beautiful.

    Last night I had dreamed about swimming “au naturale” in clear lakes surrounded by forest … synchronicity!

  2. Class vs. Crass – A View of An Underwater Nude

    Thanks to the Aria Fashion Boutique on Scarth Street Mall, Jeannie Mah’s nude swim filmed by Joan Scaglione has a public venue. I challenge anyone who agrees with the Regina Public Library’s decision to censor this work of art to stop by Aria and watch the entire video including the seven seconds removed by the RPL. I find it hard to imagine that anyone viewing the rich colours and the abstract shapes of the swimmer moving through the gorgeous canvas of rippling water will not find this video as classy as Aria’s fashions. Bring the children, especially those at the age when the slightest hint of sexuality brings a giggle. The kids may ooh and ah or even yawn but there’s nothing here to make them uncomfortable. But, there is something crass, gross and below our community’s dignity here. The crassness here is the way that a public official tried to turn this work of art into something ‘dirty’. Our community and its wonderful artists deserve better. If you don’t believe me go see for yourself.

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