Lamentation – Agnes Tam & Michiyasu Furutani

Within “The Beholder” group exhibition, organized in conjunction with the acclaimed PornFilmFestival Berlin, SomoS Art House presents performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical responses to the notions of erotic fantasy, consumption of images, and the spectatorship and voyeurism of sexuality in our mediated society.

SomoS Art House presents “The Beholder” group exhibition

In the piece, the body is framed as representation of group identity entrapped between visibility and invisibility under the societal gaze. The conscious scrutiny of the relationship between agency and objectified body creates an mis-en-abyme contestation. The body is regarded as being instrumentalized in porn and in prostitution. Meanwhile, critical reflections on the fetishization of the body operate more or less on its objectification. Arriving at the discursive limits, the performance attempts to imagine an exit by “abjectify-ing” representations. more