Untitled Mask



Categories: BLAUHAUS | Notes

Created: 7th August 2016
Edited: 11th February 2017

Extracts from a Conversation about Poses [2015]

“[…] It’s a theoretical device showing a separation of experience from the materials that engender it, and what fills that space, which is language. I am trying to know that relationship I have to the material, where and how it exists.”

“Our human experience is so inseparable from materiality yet we charge it as deviant. […] But does that really make sense? […] Materiality is not the experience of living, because we don’t know anything other than it is not in here it is all out there, but it forms our desires.”

“And materiality is the Artist’s breath.”

“Exactly, a tangible expiration. […] And pigment equals makeup, armature equals high-heels, we use beards, wigs, leathers, silks, costumes, clays, crutches; the dildonic library goes on and on for us. And what, or where, at the end of it all, are we? We are the language between us and the material. That is where the we are. It’s a limited angle, but that’s okay, you have to remember you are the rock and the thought of rock, it’s just that you can only experience the communication between.”


“Who lives in these poses?”

“Anyone who has donned a flowing robe for the execution of a spiritual moment. Be that comical, erotic, political, meditative; to make someone’s knees tremble, or instil awe in ourselves and others. It is the wearer and the watcher. It is that desire to be the fucker and the fucked concurrently. […]”

“And it becomes a model of a wider behaviour.”


“And we can do this so easily these days, because this is simply another version of contemporary consumerist experience, we consume and are consumed.”

“The desire economy is a modern term for a long understood ontological idea. We are not only driven by our desires; we are also defined by them.”


“And the vision, in the cave, the half-light of the church, the face of Jesus in the stucco.”

“Grainy pornography, the man or woman of your dreams glimpsed in a crowd, reminiscent smells-”

“All the language of materiality, the same as penetration, taste, the cladding and devouring of bodies.”


“I picked some of the sweet-smelling leaves, crushed them in my hands, and rubbed my wet but burning body with them. I looked at myself for a long while, with no more shame now, with joy […]”

Categories: Apparitions (Sep 2015) | BLAUHAUS | Façade | Portfolio | Trans- | Written

Created: 26th July 2016
Edited: 3rd August 2016

Poses: Smock and Poses: Skirt (at the Apparitions exhibition)


VII The Sodomite, detail from Poses: Smock at the Apparitions exhibition (the Marble Cave of Gadime)


XV Contrapposto, detail from Poses: Skirt at the Apparitions exhibition (the Marble Cave of Gadime)

Categories: Apparitions (Sep 2015) | BLAUHAUS | Portfolio

Created: 26th July 2016
Edited: 3rd August 2016

Untitled [2014]


Categories: BLAUHAUS

Created: 25th July 2016
Edited: 1st August 2016

Sketch for Tranny Face [2015]


Oil on canvas

“Tranny Face is a signal to the self. It’s a seedless mating call. A futile loop.”

Categories: BLAUHAUS | Façade | Notes | Trans-
Created: 7th March 2016
Edited: 30th March 2017

VI The Teacher [2015] on Youporn [EXPLICIT]

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Categories: BLAUHAUS | Façade | Portfolio

Created: 24th January 2016
Edited: 3rd August 2016

Costume: Il Doge [2015]

Costume: Il Doge

Resin, Plaster, Polyester

(at the Pop Up, Fuck Off exhibition)


Costume: Il Doge


Categories: BLAUHAUS | Façade | Pop Up Fuck Off (Mar 2015) | Portfolio

Created: 31st March 2015
Edited: 3rd August 2016

Yonic Cup [2014]

Yonic Cup

Sleeve, shoulder pads, foam-board, coffee cup.

Categories: BLAUHAUS

Created: 12th January 2015
Edited: 11th February 2017

Hollowed Chest [2014]

Blouse, paper cup.

Categories: BLAUHAUS

Created: 18th December 2014
Edited: 1st August 2016

Sleeve .i & Sleeve .ii [2014]

Sleeve .iSleeve .i

Sleeve .iiSleeve .ii

Sleeve .i and Sleeve .ii at the Broadway Studios November Show:


Categories: BLAUHAUS | Façade | Koekje (Nov 2014) | Portfolio

Created: 23rd November 2014
Edited: 3rd August 2016