The day before Donald Trump is set to become the official Republican nominee at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July, 100 women will pose naked in the city.
According to the photographer, Spencer Tunick, “The photograph will involve 100 nude women holding large mirror discs, reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of ‘Mother Nature’ into and onto the convention center, cityscape and horizon of Cleveland.”
The Cleveland Scene reports that Tunick “specializes in large-scale nude shots.” The photo will be shot on a private property, “set for sunrise on Sunday morning, July 17, the week of the Republican National Convention.”
According to Tunick’s website, “The philosophy of the artwork relates to the idea of the sacred feminine. By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land. We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it.”
“The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us,” Tunick wrote. “The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman.”
The Washington Examiner notes that one of Tunick’s future ideas is “John Quincy Adams walking from the White House and jumping in the Potomac River naked and skinny-dipping, for example. I had this idea to have conceptually and physically impossible works with the body in a fantasy scene, a mosaic art film that would document the installation.”