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BEN DOVER

THIS SERIES WAS INSPIRED BY THE DRAG NAME "BEN DOVER" AND ERIK SATIE'S MUSIQUE D'AMEUBLEMENT. BEN DOVER'S JOB IS TO OCCUPY PEOPLE'S SPACES, AND THE PERFORMATIVE OCCUPATION OF SPACE IS MADE TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED.EACH PHOTO IS UNIQUE DUE TO THE SETTING IT IS CAPTURED IN. THE PHOTO IS MADE TO BE HUNG WITHIN THE ROOM THAT IT WAS TAKEN IN, AS A MEANS TO EXTEND THE CONCRETE "REALITY" OF SPACE INTO A FICTIONAL DIMENSION OF PERMANENT PERFORMANCE. IN ORDER FOR THE PHOTO TO BE AUTHENTIC IN IT'S PERFORMATIVE NATURE, THE AUDIENCE MEMBER(S) MUST BE WILLING TO LET ME OCCUPY THEIR SPACE IN WHICH THEY WANT A BEN DOVER "THE FURNITURE PORTRAITS" TO BE HUNG. I WILL TAKE THE PHOTO IN THE NUDE, AT THEIR REQUESTED LOCATION.

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