2. Always Turned On
Always Turned On, 2016.
10mm clear glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, HT cable, power supply.
Fabricated by the artist.
The Always Turned On series explores female sexual agency and its relationship to digital culture. The sculptures are based on original stills taken from amateur pornography. The images were selected on the basis of passing two criteria:
1. The women had to be alone.
2. She had to be pleasuring herself.
By depicting a woman experiencing genuine sexual pleasure, alone and for herself, the work presents an alternative to the normative cultural depictions of women’s sexual pleasure as seen through the male gaze for male consumption.