Here and Elsewhere
plexiglass, stainless steel, lights, 150x150x390 cm
Our culture is dominated by vision and has been proclaimed occulocentric. More than other senses, the eye objectifies and masters, it sets and maintains a distance. One of the most disputed aspects of sight is projected in the phenomenon of striptease. The nature of striptease is constructed as the elusive object of male desire and remains dictated by a dominant phallogocentric economy.
There is a close and complicated relationship between sight and language. The ability to visualize is closely linked with the ability to describe it verbally. The universality of visual experience cannot be automatically assumed, if that experience is mediated linguistically.
Here and Elsewhere is a striptease stage with pole. The pole's surface is coated with a description of a striptease scene, encoded in Braille alphabet.