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IT, a small story about SEX

June 2022

The concept of the collective House of Pariah includes two videos, one soundtrack and various photos in different sizes, alongside other sound effects. The room in which the exhibition takes place is long and narrow. The two videos are each shown as a loop on a wall at the opposite end. The soundtracks are played from two different ends of the room as well. The photos are presented in Petersburg hanging pictures style between the videos. 

This group exhibition is about different facets of sex and sexuality. In this work, the collective deals with sexuality as a spectrum. On this spectrum are the two points of sexual violence and physical acceptance, around which the entire installation revolves. To be able to reach as many people as possible, but at the same time to ensure the protection of everyone, a trigger warning is placed in front of the room, which prepares the visitor for possible trauma confrontations. 

Through the use of different artistic media such as photography, video and sound, a protected space of thought could be created that invites both self-reflection and rethinking social views. In this “safe space of thinking”, the visitor should confront themselves with their own sexual experience in a protected manner. At the same time, there should also be a confrontation with gender-related questions and gender equality issues. 


September 2021

Together with my colleagues Anna Franzen, Elisa Gabelli and Andrew Frierich, we organized our first group exhibition in September 2021. The exhibition ran parallel to the open tour of Alanus University in Alfter Castle, Germany. We converted the theatre hall into an exhibition space. The room measures about 200 square meters with a stage at both ends that are painted black. Using studio lights, LED panels and projectors for lighting to showcase our work.

The main goal was to incorporate the theatrical character of the room into our presentation and avoid the traditional way of hanging photographs on the wall. Rather, we have considered various presentation methods, which in one way or another are more reminiscent of performance in the theatre than a classic visit to a museum or an art gallery. Many pictures hung freely in the room – almost seemed to float, the projected patterns of two silhouettes formed a stage-like backdrop and the video beamed onto the floor invited one to immerse oneself in the painted world.

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