StartPoint Prize 2016

Sînziana Ceteraș

Three photographic images simultaneously represent interactive objects. Presented horizontally and divided into nine fields, with one left out, they resemble traditional puzzles where one must reshuffle numbered squares in order to achieve a correct sequence. Here, however, the game is entirely different. By reshuffling the squares one uncovers quotes which are hidden underneath, and looking for these increasingly fractures the original images, which allude to the current omnipresence of sexuality in the media. This is contrasted by quotes from porn actors regarding the ways in which they relate to their bodies, which are entirely mundane and ordinary, and in stark contrast to the exhibition of their idealized bodies in pornography.