Trans dans, 2014
Presented by REVUE – Magazine for the Next Society
LEHRTER SIEBZEHN 17, Berlin
Photos: Ben Busch
Trans dans, vibrating without moving
As featured artist of Revue-Magazine's 14th edition, Rituals, and on the occasion of the magazine's launch, I was invited to create a project in situ at the project space, LEHRTER SIEBZEHN. The resulting work, Trans dans, looks to both the eroticization of objects for personal use, i.e., a touch of polymorphous perversity, while simultaneously expanding into the possibility of empathy for and the agency of these seemingly inanimate vessels (the vessels described herein are the 60-odd rectangular blocks that fill the venue). The project addresses the expansive properties of "trans" whether we speak to culture, biology, agency, spirituality, or language. The physical nature of the work (how two dimensional materials communicate with and seduce the third dimension) ties a thread to the charm of readily available mediums, such as those intended for mass communication, domestic beauty and usage, and especially textiles. The photographic work--which is but a part of the project--centers on affect in states of relaxation and the desire to be "seen".