dreamboy

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dreamboy, 17th August 2016, performance piece, approximately 7min, Victorian College of the Arts

Through altered movements and a prosthetic nose and lips the artist embodied a “dreamboy”, a sensorial expression of imagined boyhood. The artist wrote the declarative statement

Above all else a dreamboy believes in relativity and sexuality.

Nothing is universal.

Everything can be fucked.

The silent hesitant movements of the body combined with a clear message created a vacillating dialogue between visibility and invisibility, ability and inability. Evoking the philosophy of relativity suggested an emancipatory reading of the performance: the dreamboy and the audience members are given permission to change, and to interpret the world in their own subjective manner.

Photodocumentation by Alison McCann

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