Veil Machine is a sex worker art collective exploring: intimacy through lies, authenticity through commodification, and the digital as the real.
Rapid Response Project: Phase I
Veil Machine consists of Thea Luce, Cléo Ouyang, and Empress Wu, who have created a new form of digital riot to challenge SESTA/FOSTA and EARN IT, laws in 2020 that have threatened the safety of sex workers and free speech online. In Phase I, Veil Machine engineered a self-destructing protest platform, E-Viction, which was a virtual hub for sex workers, artists, clients, and allies partaking in a virtual arthouse/whore gallery.
Rapid Response Project: Phase II
Veil Machine & Kink Out in collaboration to produce Body of Workers. Body of Workers is a private gallery created by and for sex worker artists. BoW intends to serve as an art sanctuary for sex workers, an act of resilience against the gentrification of the internet, and a peepshow to the art patron.