Coquettes (s, l)

Coquettes

Coquettes

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This pair of jockstrap marionettes is necessarily about play in that the objects are actors designed for the context of a miniaturized theatre. Their implicit jiggling potential especially encourages a playful read. Here the jockstraps hold in a kind of anti-heroic absence complimented by the tease of the title’s attention to size and miniaturization. Despite the expectation for phallic energy signified by what are insistently not dance belts but rather athletic supporters, the necessity of protection points to an inherent vulnerability. The small bows at the top of the coquettes’ paddles and tied into the elastic straps and cotton pouches of the jockstraps further embroider on the presence of a kind of effeminate excess. Equally suited to locker room and green room, the Coquettes (s, l) call out any remaining fantasy of uncomplicated masculinity.

two jockstraps sized small and large, wood, twine
each 1’ w x 1’ d x 3’ h
2013