Tagging

Tag: Intimacy
Client: Self initiated

 

In the world of online pornography, content is controlled by taxology: the identification, naming and classification of body type, gender, race, sex positions, and so on. The so-called ‘tags’ are a way of organizing a porn website’s database and lets its users scroll and search through the seemingly endless options. However, to what extent can the visual, infinite sexual landscape be translated into language? Tagging shows all tags emanating from porn website xnxx.com in 2011 and their corresponding number of hits. Xnxx.com users can upload videos and ascribe tags themselves, resulting in an overview of different views on the available sexual content. When disposed of its online context, the staggering amount of tags and their precise descriptions has an alienating effect and induces curiosity as well as imagination and repulsion.

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