Speculative Histories

New work at group Exhibit with fellow Cranbrook Academy of Art students and Artist-in-residence. Gender non-confirming sex toys Non-Binary Lab @ Cranbrook House Virtual Exhibition Ongoing from April 2, 2021 Speculative Histories is organized by Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Associate Curator Kevin Adkisson and Head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Metalsmithing Department and Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg. Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research is responsible for stewarding the collections of Cranbrook House (in partnership with Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary), Saarinen House (in partnership with Cranbrook Art Museum), and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Smith House. (more…)
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Responsive body coat

If feeling at home are about finding our way, it’s important to consider how to find our way as a process of reorientation; as bodies move away, as well as arrive, as we reinhabit spaces. As Sarah Ahmed refers, spaces are like a second skin that unfolds in the folds of the body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -second skin- wearable designed with origami techniques, pleated skirts, Tyvek paper, programmable LEDs, Arduino Uno into a responsive body coat. Research into queering outer space; to ‘Uranus’. (more…)
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#HoeGaatHetEchtMetJe x Femke Halsema

“𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘈𝘮𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳,” 𝘏𝘰𝘦 𝘨𝘢𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘵 𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘫𝘦? “
𝘔𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘯 𝘻𝘢𝘨 𝘫𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘧𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘫𝘢𝘢𝘳 𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘻𝘦 𝘷𝘳𝘢𝘢𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘥.
𝘡𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘢𝘬𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘈𝘮𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘴𝘦 𝘬𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘢𝘳𝘴 …
𝘥𝘪𝘦 ​​𝘩𝘦𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘬 𝘵𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘈𝘮𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘷𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘻𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯.
𝘑𝘢, 𝘩𝘰𝘦 𝘨𝘢𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘴? ’
(@burgemeesterfemkehalsema, New Years speech, Amsterdam 2021) (more…)
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Uranus as video installation and performance studies ‘feeling at home’ as a new form of Uranism, which allows us to imagine a different social organization of life forms. A hommage to writer Sarah Ahmed* about orientation and migration, as philosopher Paul B. Preciado’s Apartment on Uranus** asserts: “overcome sexual differences and intervene in a new cognitive framework allowing the existence of life’s diversity”. (more…)
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NB explores the relationship between organs and sexuality, by questioning this system and the common design language of commercial sex toys. Who defines an organ? What is an organ? And intervenes on new organs, services, and desires about identity politics rather as a proposition or possibility. With video, foldable design and liters of silicon. It also invites the viewer to take a closer look at the epilogue of our personal stories, within the realities of gender fluidity and sex toys. We all have the power to transform and change our feelings and thoughts between desire & body, technique and consciousness. (more…)
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