{ VENUS IM PELZ }




A private garden  /
 
: stories about desires for an ideal 




‘I have photographed, re-purposed, and, on occasion, created dolls as therapeutical expressions for rediscovering the presentation of my self-image and gender identity.’










I present my self in this othered body /

:That is neither here nor there; 

That is hard to place within the already countless homogeneous classifications of society







‘The othered body is not just myself, but also the bodies that fill up the remainder of our sociological space-time heterogeneities; They find themselves displaced and unable to be heard .’













The voices of these othered bodies were being heard /

:By an exclusionary, default, physiological reflex 





‘A latent speech — a murmur occurred:
Telling of the patriarchy of grammar, and the hierarchy of listening.’














: Through caring for, pampering, torturing, scarring, and degendering the lifeless forms, fantastical amendments of the past and the subconscious are enacted








‘The creation of a human-like form makes me the master of my inanimate self, today I can be less of, tomorrow I can be more of, and yesterday I was nothing.’