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FORNIPHILIA

 

 

 

I. FLOOR LAMP

 

II. VASE

 

 

Actions performed at La Juan Gallery. Madrid (12/19/2015)

 

Duration: 90 min. (Two 45 min. parts)

 

Photographs: Cristina Gon

 

 

 

“Like his body, a man’s clothes must convey his transcendence and not attract attention; for him neither elegance nor beauty constitutes him as object; thus he does not usually consider his appearance a reflection of his being. By contrast, society even requires woman to make herself an erotic object.”

 

Simone de Beauvoir. The second sex

 

 

 

Forniphilia: paraphilia consisting in turning a person’s body into furniture.

 

Contemporary perception of the male body -especially in the homosexual imaginary- experiences a process of objetification similar to that historically suffered by women. Sexual appeal is determinant in our appreciation of the individuals.

 

I assume a traditionally feminine role for ninety minutes, in an out of context sexual practice that gives someone pleasure through the submission-domination of a person turned into furniture. My body -motionless and blindfolded- is at the service of the public in the room.

 

 

 

Performance (2015)

 

 

 

Santi Ruiz
Santi Ruiz
Santi Ruiz
Santi Ruiz

I. FLOOR LAMP

 

 

 

Action performed at Sala “El Águila”. Madrid (10/24/2015)

 

Duration: 1 hour

 

Photograph: Arantxa Boyero

 

 

 

Santi Ruiz

Male Furniture (2016)