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CAM4 & The Museum of Sex (NYC) Team Up to Bring the History of Camming to Life

CAM4 & The Museum of Sex (NYC) Team Up to Bring the History of Camming to Life

CAM4 has partnered with the passionate team of historians and curators at the world famous Museum of Sex, located in New York City, to share the rich and interesting history of the evolution of webcamming. The exhibit opens on Thursday, December 19th and runs through May 31, 2020. Get tickets! 

Cam Life: An Introduction to Webcam Culture delves into the untold history of cam and web chat, and the potential for internet broadcasting to blur the lines between public and private life and ultimately create a more democratic space for sexual expression. Considering the rise of virtual intimacy and the proliferation of erotica in numerous forms since the introduction of the World Wide Web, this exhibition investigates the complex evolution of sexual desire in the age of the Internet.















Cam Life pulls together exclusive interviews and content from Internet pioneers Joshua HarrisTanya Corrin and Zac Adams, original commissioned works by contemporary artists who integrate the world of online camming and pornography into their practice (Lindsay DyeMickey ModVex Ashleyshawné michaelain hollowayMood KillerLeah Schrager), Sean Dunne’s documentary Cam Girlz and an extensive collection of artifacts chronicling the expansion of sexual expression on the internet from early text-based chat rooms to high-definition explicit one-on-one intimacy. The show also introduces the booming professional cam studio industry in the developing nations of Romania and Colombia with photographs by Lorenzo Maccotta and philosophy from Latin American cam studio manager Camilo Ramírez, as well as dynamic interactive installations—including an audience participation cam stage.



This exhibition curated by Serge Becker and Lissa Rivera, with text by Erika Blair, an introduction by Emily Witt, video curatorial assistance by Lindsay Dye, and live performance curatorial assistance by Leah Schrager will be on view with ongoing programming through May 31, 2020.



About The Museum of Sex

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Since opening in 2002, the museum has collaborated with world-renowned cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create exhibitions and interactive programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences, and humanities. From fine art to historical ephemera, its permanent collection is comprised of more than 20,000 sexually significant artifacts.