After Strawberry Switchblade, 2016

Installation views of the event This is Public & Sexy, Studio 468/Common Ground, Dublin, 2016, curated by RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain). Work in the exhibition: After Strawberry Switchblade, 2016, mixed media installation: dalmation faux fur, lilac plastic, wood batons. 4.5m x 6m. Artists incuded in the event: Stéphane Béna Hanly, Moira Brady Averill, Tomaso De Luca, Emma Haugh, Christopher Mahon, Emily Mast, Dennis McNulty, Sibyl Montague, James Moran, Anne Strain, Dan Walwin and NCAD Student Bodies: Emma Brennan, Siobhán Kelly, Roisin Mooney, Donal Talbot and Julie Weber. Photo credit: Louis Haugh.

This is Public & Sexy seeks to re-formulate representations of desire and the politics of architecture by looking at the relationship between body knowledge, performance and the anatomy of space. Expanding upon ideas in Emma Haugh's exhibition The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, This is Public & Sexy refocuses gestures within the particular architectural environment of studio 468 and its location within St Andrew’s Community Centre, Rialto, Dublin. After Strawberry Switchblade takes as it's starting point elements of set design from the video of Strawberry Switchblade's 1985 new wave pop song 'Let Her Go' to create a setting for a disco event with Haugh as DJ. 'Let Her Go' can be viewed here: