Wilson S. Wilson // The Pandrogyny Project
Date:Fri, Sep 8th, 2023 to Fri, Oct 20th, 2023
Time:11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Becoming a medium—a setting, a subject, an object has enfranchised artist Wilson S. Wilson from the discomfort and alienation of gender, sex and script.
The Pandrogyny Project offers a personal realisation of pandrogyny as Wilson takes in the materials of objects and furniture around them, and begins to not only become these items, but to replace them, forming a third entity which is neither furniture nor individual, but a pandrogyne of domestic subjects. This concept of pandrogyny has evolved from the work of Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge and their decades long Pandrogeny Project in which two people make surgical changes to their body, appearances and identities, becoming one unique, shared self.
Romantic and uncanny, The Pandrogyny Project is a body of work that explores the shifting of identity occurring as one comes to resemble and even function as an object of their space—as a pandrogyne of object/self—in distinguishing the object-subject and the human-object. In the exhibition, the pandrogyne materialises as a collection of furniture chimaera pieces and performance documents: an artist's publication that takes the form of a magazine spread, and a non-linear film where intimate gestures are captured in a series of surreal, pseudo-erotic scenes.
The Pandrogyny Project will be on view in our Project Gallery from September 8th - October 20th, 2023. Join us at the Alternator on September 8 from 6-8pm for a triple opening reception alongside Christine D’Onofrio in the Main Gallery and Hana Hamaguchi in the Members’ Gallery. RSVP here.
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