Performance Study (Thoughts on Interactive Sculpture) captures a private moment of Brewer’s exploratory process in sculpture and performance practices. The image builds upon the artist’s ideas of human anatomy as a point of cosmic access–specifically the human asshole as divine space–thus bypassing the gender binary and offering, instead, this universal human cavity as a site of learning and expansion. Tropes of gay male eroticism (jockstraps and athletic footwear), however, remind of the power of play, freedom of expression, and specificity of queer representations.
The work was originally created in conjunction with Ivory Dungeon, an ongoing collaboration between Ryan Brewer and Alan Joseph Marx.
Edition of 25 (plus 2 AP)
Material: C-print on acid free Kodak Professional Supra Endura paper, Luster finish. Matted in Pure White archival 8-ply rag board; framed in UV and glare resistant museum-quality glass with preservation fitting.
Dimensions: 4 3/4″ width x 6″ length (Photograph); 11″ width x 14″ length x 1″ depth (Matted and Framed)