Weil Sex nicht immer nur Hochleistungssport, der Wahnsinn, oder Ausdruck innigster romantischer Gefühle ist: die wunderbare Reihe Estranged Sex von Sandra Torralba. (NSFW)
“Estranged” refers to someone or something who was formerly close and no longer is. With a broad and holistic understanding of sexuality and sex and after years of honest and stark introspection and reflection upon existence and society begins “Estranged Sex”: a work about a sexuality that is both strange and estranged, natural and alienated.
„Estranged sex“ suggests an ironic, critical and rarefied approach to sexuality. Sexuality is understood as a psychosocial and biological entity present on each and every aspect of individuals existence, it is a vast and comprehensive understanding of the term that gives meaning to this series.
“Estranged Sex” is not a distorted reflection of reality given by a subjective mirror but more the reaction to such reality. Equally, it is not a modern and sexually liberated statement, but rather a fight for a freer understanding. What I propose is a reflection upon sexual taboos, the deconstruction of pornography, the naturalization of what’s humane and the normalization of the alienated, the legitimation of female sexuality‘ s goodness and its understanding as something vast and complete. I am thus challenging the established boundaries upon sexuality and defying society’s compulsive obsession to control, condemn and restrict human nature.
Bissig, entlarvend und berührend anders. Auch Torralbas Idealer Mann scheint übrigens echt ein Typ zum pferdestehlen zu sein.