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Prison House.

Sex, Suicide, Socialism, Spirit and Stereotypes Exhibition

CSW Kornika, Poland.

2019

 

Performance/Installation

180cmx180cmx180cm

Mix media, Drawing Suit (Latex) 

 

‘Prison House’ is a performative installation that aims to question our understanding of the socially constructed body. 

Stepping away from traditional representations and expectations of the human subject, I put myself inside the frame. Using my body as a cite of investigation, I attempt to reveal impacts of cultural inscriptions and open questions of ownership, property, legitimisation, repression and control. 

Re-crafting the body as a bio-technology, I cultivate the bodies' fixed perceptual properties, further challenging our mode-of-being in the world. 

‘Prison House’ attempts to not only tackle gender politics and stereotypes but transcend them. 

 

“The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalising rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of this moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds.”

 

José Esteban Muñoz, 2009.

Prison House 

Winter 2020

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