The pop provocateur has created an artwork in which an horde of fleshies, or masturbation inventions, try sexual liberation. She talks us through its deeper meanings
Best known for her vagina bodysuits and sexually billed words, Peaches seems an unlikely art-world darling. But in 2007, the French master Sophie Calle queried the electropunk mistres to respond, in the shape of a song, to a breakup email Calle had received. The employ is a component of 100 that appeared in Calle’s show Take Care of Yourself, which premiere at the Venice Biennale. Then in 2013, Yoko Ono invited Peaches to re-enact her seminal 1964 carry-on Cut Piece, making public representatives snip apart at the singer’s invests until they had altogether departed. Now, 20 years after unleashing her sex-positive signature song Fuck the Pain Away, Peaches eventually has an exhibition of her own.
” I was like,’ I want to attain new artistry ,'” the Berlin-based, Canadian musician says of the register, which is titled Whose Jizz Is This? A nod to her 2015 move Dick in the Air, it’s a” deconstructed melodic in 14 incidents”, revolving around a series of brand-new creations peculiarity carve, engraves, video and an eclectic shoot of sex playthings. This comes to life via a carefully choreographed light show and soundtrack. The showcase coincides with an over-the-top live see, There’s Only One Peach with the Hole in the Middle, involving 40 performers and musicians. Having just opened at the Hamburg’s Kampnagel theatre, it will play for one darknes exclusively at the Royal Festival Hall in London later this month.
A speculative, post-human tale with an absurdist quirk, the exhibition chronicles the liberation of the “fleshies”- their home communities of double-ended silicone masturbators that have undermined free from human domination and are now endeavouring their own sexual liberation.” They look like disembodied objects where all you’re thinking about is gaps ,” says Peaches of the male self-pleasuring designs, which she inadvertently encountered during a crudely built YouTube review video. This also appears in the show.” I remembered,’ What if the fleshies decided to rewrite their own narrative and realise they have all the equipment to satisfy themselves in a sex practice ?'”