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Tyler Ashley


swadhisthana: The Event

 

 

 " I learned how to maneuver power tools at a young age in my rural hometown - in a traditional sense. Now, as an artist I am fascinated with their extravagantly aggressive, violent presence and phallic shapes. This has inspired me to bedazzle machines into sculptures and exploit this relationship in softcore porn videos and a live performative event. swadhisthana: The Event is masculinity and femininity, aggression and passion, tool and organ. I examine risk, exposure and labor as ritual to juxtapose presentations and uses of tools with personal evolution in gender, control, vulnerability, and celebrity." Tyler Ashley

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ALSO ON THIS NIGHT: THE SECOND ROUND OF DUSTY SHOULDERS' CLOTHING SWAP: BRING AN ITEM, EXCHANGE AN ITEM AND LET DUSTY EXPLAIN TO YOU WHAT 'ZERO HANGER APPEAL' MEANS.