"Forever Yours" (永远属于你的)
// BLURB //
There exists some delicate contention over the most notorious of sexual appliances and whether or not it inherently represents the penis. It can be a tough matter to wrangle as perspectives are quite gendered. One party claims that toy = penis, always and forever. But they’re almost always men and men see their willies everywhere. Polar opposition comes, of course, from women who like women and take advantage of the joys of penetration. This latter position seems more nuanced, so it is less arguable. Any attempt at contradiction is doomed to boring generalizations about what belongs where.
Perhaps the erotic niches of Japan can offer insight. The kanji itself, 淫具 “obscene tool,” is so utilitarian – a basic utensil, not an intricate replica. And Japanese films and pictures are censored, even anime. All genitalia is pixelated. The marital aid, however, is left in full view. What’s more, Tokyo’s Kabukicho district has adapted devices so specialized they would put a penis to shame in comparison. 
But here, today, we have the hermetic provocateuse. If that black knob isn’t a stand-in for a cock, why is she so prepared to suck it once unwrapped? But oral fixation is its own can of worms. Once we start questioning the things we put in our mouths, we’ve gone too far to ever get back home.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2016
Oil painting on canvas, teakwood frame
96(W)×106(H)×6.5(D) cm // 8.16 kg (framed)
106(W)×117(H)×15(D) cm // 21.5 kg
The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (documentation & production supervisor) • August Rick (blurb)
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