Intimacy Stages / Active Empathy, Auckland 2017

Intimacy stages / Active empathy

Individual reflection and collaborative making including a mass of drawings, experiments and trials feature in, artist Sian Torrington’s work; acknowledging the complexity of our genders in queer, feminist and gender queer bodies.

Resisting censorship and taking risks, because intimacy involves so much risk; the pressure; the invitation to strangers; the trust; the vulnerability; the offer; the hope are on offer. When you do not see your body, desire or sexuality represented, it is imperative that you represent it yourself, and as honestly and in as much of its complexity as you possibly can.