Cruising Kink_digital print, Merel Noorlander, 4D Design ’22

$600.00

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    30″ x 20″

    Archival ink, digital color print, matte paper

    What are tricks of trade to feel into my body and expressions of needs in terms of setting boundaries, giving space, and releasing? Research inspired by interviews with (online) sex workers, BDSM practices, somatic experiences, and queer kink scene, resulting in a multidisciplinary installation with projection mapping, life performance, soundscapes and AI generated poetry.

    Questioning the social, the inner force, and the artistic implications of our online dependency as well as its relationship to identity, access, and common language in the physical and digital realm. According to Legacy Russell in Glitch Feminism, “The internet remains a club space for collective congregations of marginalize voices and bodies when all else fails […] The internet’s virtual channels make room for an expression of ideas and politics in a fantastic forum, thus amplifying collectivity, coalition building, and one’s courage to individuate.

    Video still and tool part of the total installation “Cruising Kink”. Exhibited at Culturehub’s virtual show 2022.

    Item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Local pickup available. Shipping available for an additional fee. Contact aweisbrod@cranbrook.edu for a custom shipping quote.

    I am currently graduating from the 4D Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art (MI).

    My work navigates the space between technology, social design, and performance, where I create non-normative stories within a wide variety of bodily perspectives.

    On the one hand, there are innovative kinetic installations and (video) performances that interweave sexuality and contemporary objects, set in both public and private domains.

    I transform varied materials (paper, fiber, metals, silicone) into objects that are capable of contracting, expanding, glowing, or twisting by way of hands, motors, and timers. Multilayered installations manifest in a contemporary unfolded universe, with pleated patterns and transforming structures, electroformed objects, sand casts, video projections, soundscapes, AI and non-AI generated poetry.

    I develop social design and interrogate inner forces and artistic implications, renewing online dependency, identity, access, and common language, both physical and digital, in the service of the future of touch, attunement, and being at-home together.

    On the other hand, I develop social design and interrogate inner forces and artistic implications, renewing online dependency, identity, access, and common language, both physical and digital, in the service of the future of touch, attunement, and being at home together.
    The mission within these two primary areas is to exchange ideas on fluid spaces, transposed into a shared visual language.

    Looking at the public area as various physical and digital sex positive spaces, what are the different vernaculars, gestures, scents, sounds and colors that we use to communicate with one other? How do these define, evolve, intersect, and influence on a personal and cultural level in the public realm, digital space, and physical tools that we use?

    Background info: Merel Noorlander received a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL), growing up in Amsterdam’s Red-Light District amongst self-chosen queer family, captain of their boat. Prefers coffee in trees, challenging gravity.

    www.merelnoorlander.com

    IG: @merelnoorlander_studio