our pictures deal with body landscapes. a massive body pushes against an imaginary and yet physically experienceable wall. we turn away from the contemporary body ideal the human being should correspond to.
we are also not exclusively and primarily concerned with a career context in which the glass ceiling effect is often named. discrimination and oppression is omnipresent. in many areas of everyday life, a person who does not comply with the current norm has a hard time finding a partner or a job. there is discrimination in everyday life for many people. art is also not a non-discriminatory space. in our world, it matters what color your skin has or which gender your’re assigned with by others. also age and weight are important. people are getting treated differently which is sad and definitely not ok.
who is in an influential position? who has the most money, the most power? the vast majority of these people are white cis-men. there is no need for discussions about the existance of diversity. the numbers are clear and show whose game is played. white boys’ club. it’s all about privileges, power, influence and status. hardly no one wants to give this up voluntarily.
in times of #metoo the anger of women* and all the others who aren’t white cis-men grows. it’s not about naming an opponent, it’s not about a gender fight. but the diverse, multi-gender and also multi-cultural society has to be recognized as reality. it’s about a fair and equal opportunity world everyone should benefit from.
yes, there are more than only two sexes and, yes, there are people with different skin colors, looks, religions of completely different views. it would be no less irresponsible to glorify a diverse and colourful society as a modern garden of eden of harmonious diversity.
there are many, really many challenges to overcome. but insisting on privileges is certainly not the future.