Secrets of Sexual Body Language
Book & Installation Design
“How characteristic of your perverse heart that longs only for
what happens to be out of reach.”
-Dangerous Liaisons Secrets of Sexual Body Language explores the primal human desires to lust for things we cannot fully have. The book explains the physiological changes in the body that occur when we are attracted to one another, but within the pages we find a second layer exposing these desires further. Underneath the text lies the tease of sexual imagery that we are never allowed to fully see. As the pages are turned the tension mounts imitating an encounter created with someone or something you really want. The audience is invited to be a voyeur and look into their desires through a small window they cannot control.
"It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure."
-Marquis De Sade
It is through the pain created by only seeing parts of the body and sexual encounters that we can arrive at pleasure. The only way to see the full image is to open the french fold from the top, which would destroy the book. Would you destroy something beautiful just so you could fulfill your desire?