when I need to have my muscles lifted out places on a flat surface



Royal Academy of Art, the Hague. Graduation Festival, 2017.

Installation: Partytent, hand printed and sublimated cotton panels, silver fringe, high top tables with spandex covers, latex figures, plaster ornaments, vinyl floor, videos on iPads via guided access, single channel audio loop. Series of 7 photo's, framed.

And then     the city arises     rises from your cunt      
golden star    there are no buildings but silk and thick    
cotton tents   animals   deer with hands for legs run    
down the pavilions   people with them   at the same    
rate. there are no families   but centers   warm   
breast   living person when I need to have my muscles     lifted out places on a flat surface   rubbed

— Kathy Acker   

Partytent: 300x300x250m with original cover. Hand printed and sublimated cotton panels with silver fringe: 200x150cm & 280x150cm. Vinyl floor: 400x450cm. 4 high top tables with spandex covers. Latex figures: sizes variable. Plaster ornaments. Series of seven photo's: 5x7,5 cm, custom passe-partouts, 30x40cm frames.

Photos (w/ exeption of the last): Katarina Juričić

Read 'Garden Variety Fetishism' on

Patty Morgan

(rubbed) ‘was presented in the kind of semi-shitty party tent we all know from semi-shitty birthday parties where long-distant family asks about your love life and cheese is served in cubes. The lighting was too bright to be beautiful and the setting too mundane to make fun of. What happened was that a subject matter that can feel loaded and intense, became knullig, kind of cute and accessible. A very enlightening contrast.’
when I need to have my muscles lifted out places on a flat surface  (rubbed)  "guides us into a corner of the world of sexuality, which usually remains hidden. The fascination for fetish, latex and masks is staged in a rather homely setting, sketched with bourgeois icons of home decoration and outdoor garden life. The presentation leaves the art audience with a mixture of curiosity, excitement, shame and embarrassment. It reveals something very personal and extraordinary as a normal part of everyday life, but it is not provoking or too bold. It is certainly thought-provoking but it also reveals thoughtfulness. It is neither noisy nor concealing. It is indiscreet, but also provokes respect for those who practice sex in unusual ways. Through this it is highly political and shows us possibilities to deal with the complexity of our world and that of mankind."

Royal Academy of Art, the Hague

(rubbed) video series, 2017.
Videos on iPads via guided access, duration variable.

iPad 1
'(rubbed)' 12:12 min.
'I want that look on my face.'
12:12 min.
'And this won't do it.' 12:12 min.

iPad 2
'her hands folded, her face pale and enraptured:'
Video loop.

iPad 3
'The eye in the hand' 2:20 min.
'(trying to be helpful)' 2:36 min.

2017, 06.24 min. 1 channel audio loop. Audio assistance: Kevin Jansen ♡

Graphic design: Leeza Pritychenko