Cameron Jamie: Rugburn [Pinspot #3]
The inspiration for Cameron Jamie's Rugburn is a late-sixties phenomenon known as apartment wrestling, in which participants staged wrestling matches at home, photographed them, and sent the photographs to wrestling magazines a kind of homemade soft porn. In Jamie's lurid take on the sport we see the artist in long johns, a mask, and a plastic derriere pitted against a number of bizarre competitors in various domestic locales. With heavy S/M overtones and an uneasy sense of voyeurism, these photographs blur the boundaries between reality and play, between identity and character. With short fiction by David A. Greene.
36 pages, Softcover, 8 7/8 x 6 inches, 1998