TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE
in Art & Science
26-28 November 2020, University of Applied Arts Vienna/Online
“What does it mean for sexuality to be lived as oriented?”
Sara Ahmed’s words from Queer Phenomenology inspired the art series A Sexual Series, based on posthumanist theory and asexual experience. Shapes of performative alter egos materialised from a queer cyborg position of technologically enhanced crip experiences (the strong symbolical constructing process of ‘straightening’ scoliosis surgery). From being a glitch of the past towards a post-individualist future, the AI sexbot is a metaphoric, elevated version of the artist to embody asexuality and queer Otherness.
Based on multitudes of CUNTraDICKtions to encourage self-reflection, the series explores the complexities of ob/scene and on/scene performances; the position of a sex positive asexual as well as questions of belonging as a naturally artificial rebel.