"Daughter of the Cage" breaks binaries and complicates the understanding that power cannot be held from the inside. Instead, this exhibition presents power on a spectrum, represented by a gradient from black to white. These colors are not arbitrary. If power dynamics can be mapped through “grey areas,” the potential for binary inversion is always already possible from either end of the spectrum, from inside or outside of the cage.Read More
fresh faces: all about shawné michaelain holloway
small town indiana | age: 25 | height: 5-foot-8 | weight: 130 pounds | eyes: blk | hair: blk
“i first spotted shawné (pronounced SHAW-NAY) at on ikea transport bus in finland where she made an impression wearing a one-piece print all over me dress with dead fish on it. she has changed that look for something more sophisticated : a print all over me dress with chopped off penises all over it, and she has matured in other ways, too... have a look: ”
how did you start with this?
i had absolutely no intention on being an artist. i wanted to be a lawyer and accidentally ended up here because i wanted to keep going to school and art school was the only thing i hadn’t tried.
what did you do before this?
i had a job working in a gym and a clothing store.
how many scenes have you done now?
hundreds. at least one a day. i don’t go a day without something. i’m always on camera.
what’s the best scene you’ve done so far?
that’s a hard one. well, the types of scenes i like to do are private and commissioned. the flirty kind you know someone looks at and feels special while they watch. to make those, i really try to take as much as i can inside of me and let everyone see.
the most dicks in you?
sometimes dicks. mostly, #feels.
who do you want to work with that you haven’t worked with yet?
recently, i’ve been wanting to work with jessica creepshow or kira noir. really, i want to work with all transgressive POC. i want to be loud and i want to shoot film. i don’t even give a fuck what’s on that film. i want to build archives of material and vomit it all over the internet. no rules but everything counts.
how is making videos different from what you thought?
i didn’t think i’d be so unsatisfied with the end product. when i’m done editing, i’m done enjoying it. hopefully others can benefit from its existence but for me, it’s time to move on. i guess that’s why i call myself a performance artist instead of a video artist.
what¹s the biggest misconception outsiders have of the adult industry?
that fine art can’t be apart of it.
what are your biggest turn-ons?
people and objects that respect my space and expose me to new understandings of culture.
(wait, also body fluid.)
describe your dream sexual scenario.
one in which i actually orgasm.
what’s the most valuable life lesson you’ve learned?
to work hard to make as much money as possible without forgetting to enjoy it and remain empathetic through the whole process. that enjoyment and empathy are inextricably linked.
how would you spend your last day on earth?
eating and stealing.
how would your best friends describe you?
probably difficult and stubborn but loyal and hardworking.
how do you spend your free time?
alone and on the computer playing with social media— does that still count as alone?
also, trying to discover new foods.
if you weren’t doing this, what would you like to be doing?
being a stay at home wife working on a novel.
do you have a long-range plan?
get my phd, own some property, fall in love.
shawné michaelain holloway represents herself and has never been represented by a gallery.
to see photos of shawné michaelain holloway, and other fresh faces, visit her on facebook.
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