The project Sexuality and Self-identification shows a small story, presented in a form of self-analysis on two chairs and one person changing between them. On one chair the character talks about her problem with sexuality, and when she sits on the other chair she becomes “analytical” and questions to herself to figure out what were the problems with her sexual experiences.
Sexuality and Self-identification shows a small story, which is presented in form of self-analysis with two chairs of one person changing between the chairs and also changing between two different roles. On one seat the character talks about her problem with sexuality, and when she sits on the other chair she relates to herself to explore problems with her sexual experiences since the Covid-19 has arrived. It starts as a simple story told in a style as she would explain it to a friend and describe her sexual experiences. Through the dialogue with herself she starts to realize the patterns. Along the dialogue with herself she digs into the main reason why her sexual experiences with some people are brighter than with others. She sees the origins leading to Aron Zalkind and his work “The Twelve Sexual Commandments of the Revolutionary Proletariat”, written in 1925. His work ended a period of sexual freedom, when sexual relations had been liberated from bourgeois possessiveness after the Russian Revolution in 1917. It was a short period in history when having sex seemed as simple as drinking a glass of water. Later on the ruling elite realized that such sexual freedom prevented the full immersion of society into the creation of the USSR. From that moment the discourse of sexuality took the direction which benefited the totalitarian regime of the USSR.
*The idea is inspired by dialogues of storytelling as also told to the children, and how it shapes the spirit and beliefs of society in the future in Plato’s “Republic”.
- Summer Semester 20/21
- Viktoriia Slynchuk