Margaux Crump
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Desiring Sterilizing Desiring

 

Desiring Sterilizing Desiring (2015)

Sex-safe silicone, used hosiery, aphrodisiac plant seeds, cotton, steel, wood, paint, plexiglas, UVC light.

25 x  60 x 5 inches

 

UV-C is a short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation that disrupts DNA, rendering organisms unable to perform vital cellular functions.

As Desiring Sterilizing Desiring is displayed, this light has the potential to render the dangling seeds infertile overtime. In this sense, the work plays with two aspects of the English word sterile: cleanliness and infertility. On the one hand, the radiation clinically purifies the seeds. On the other, it results in their  failure to germinate and ultimately produce  feelings of sexual desire in the human body.