Runway’s Scaffold/ Tassels’ Sash

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latex, balsa wood, rubber, jute
12″w x 24″l x 12″h
2014

Delicate construction scaffolding supports a heavenly ruffled sash whose o-rings, rubber netting and tassels offer multiple points of insertion and connection. The sash references any number of Miss America, teen or tiaraed toddler pageants, as much as the signifier for the suffragettes of a century ago, and the pageantry of the gay male competitive fetish scene. The excess in the form’s construction renders a kind of vulgar adornment, no less vulgar for latex’s ready read as both skin and eroticized substitute for skin.

 

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