In Black and White – Decoration: None
2014, wallpaper, wood glue, pigment, wooden frame, 200 x 100 cm
“Language creates reality. We can only see, perceive and recognize, if we can also name this and represent it linguistically. […]” W. Wilhelm
Our contemporary society fueled by a relentless economy of hegemonic beauty norms creates the utopia of a human ideal. The installation In Black and White – Decoration: None addresses this problematic in order to counteract standardizations regarding sex*. The installation presents a sex diversity that is otherwise obscured and hidden by everyday discourse. The diversity is summarized and delimited in the language with universal designations.
* referring to the biological aspects of an individual as determined by their anatomy – according to the theory of Judith Butler.