Pottery Porn

In the last thirty years homosexuality has been fully integrated in economic structures. What was first a political approach to conquer heterosexual hegemony in society has become a self-sustaining marketing strategy of addressing sexual minorities. Sexually but also artistically, queer art is now fully a fetish, a fashionable and well-selling genre on the art market. Neoliberal promises of the manifestation of individual commodities have replaced what once was community. In the installation „Pottery Porn“, these promises mask themselves as what seems to be the most frequently encountered manifestation for especially male same-sex target groups and reproduced fetishized object: Calvin Klein underwear.

1-channel video installation, 2016
Clay, inkjet prints, tripod, spandex
8‘25“, Full-HD, 16:9, loop, stereo sound
dimensions variable

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Music:
Violet Femmes: Add It Up. By Gordon Garno, Slash Records, 1983.

Installation view