Proctalgia Fugax

I found the image above on mastodon but lost track of the source and of the story behind it. I believe it's a well known artwork that was slashed in protest of something. I can't tell if the original art is a photograph or a painting...

blurred photo of an artwork (photograph or painting) that has been slashed in several places
can anyone tell me the story about this image?

wintermute;
teh land of the dead

chicken rude and unreasonable;
picked up my shit in a bag

the male gaze as mutilation;
teenage engineering

late stage capitalism;
heat death of the universe

in a crappy timeline;
the space of your mind

the neighbor's rooster;
allergic to work

proctalgia fugax;
Recadrus!


I found this image on mastodon but lost track of the source and of the story behind it. I believe it's a well known artwork that was slashed in protest of something. I can't tell if the original art is a photograph or a painting.

This poem was inspired by this image. My immediate thought upon seeing this was, "the male gaze as mutilation." I think the line works well on its own as a micro-poem, but when I added it to my writing inbox, I placed it adjacent to other phrases I had collected to be used in future haiQu.

This particular grouping of lines reminded me of Haikai No Renga (Renku), which is a form of collaboratively written linked verses.

"The male gaze as mutilation," and "Recadrus," are the only original lines in this poem. All the others were lifted from my mastodon feed. (Recadrus may have to be explained but now isn't the time.)

If you know anything about the image, please let me know.

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