Steep in Here  

"Steep in Here" seeks to dismantle the semiotics and stigma that is attached to the erotically embodied womxn and femme-identifying individual. This phrase, "erotically embodied" is a conflagration of the vulnerable, sultry, sensual, aggressive, and ultimately complex ways in which a womxn is (and isn't) allowed to express herself. The seed of the piece is rooted in the video vixen, the visual muse, and the one who sacrifices her vulnerability and safety to experience the freedom of *erotic* embodiment. *Erotic*, as defined by Audre Lorde, is "a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire." This process has been a exploration of the ways in which our bodies have found sensation, pleasure, and power in our own bodies reminding us of the agency we have in our embodiment. This piece serves as a declaration that movement belongs to ourselves and not the eye of the beholder.

—Kim Ip
Austin Osman Spare           
The Focus of Life
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1503082008
ISBN-13: 978-1503082007