HIR, 2016

Video installation, Duration 11’00” loop,¬†Projection on curved wall 230 x 121 x 40 cm

Stef Van Looveren embraces in Hir a gender-bending loop of self-representational role-play. Despite the deeply erotic nature of the sliding and turning choreography, the artist keeps the pornographic at distance by avoiding full nudity and sexual intercourse. Instead he playfully focusses on the joyful exploration of fluid sexual identities in the context of a visual culture dominated by self-presentation. РPetra Van Brabandt