Christopher Lacroix

Perversions come in all sizes

Christopher Lacroix, Perversions come in all sizes, Length 58:22
Head forward, strong core, pedal backwards, 2019, From the suite: One, set to failure, 44 x 59(18) inches,
111.75 x 150.25 cm, Archival inkjet print
Left arm back, strong core, crank forward, 2019, From the suite: One set to failure, 44 x 59(18) inches, 111.75 x 150.25 cm, Archival inkjet print
Cradle. Coddle. Carry., 2019, 25 x 25 inches, 63.5 x 63.5 cm, Archival inkjet print
thank you v v much I feel better already and u?, 2019, 25 x 25 inches, 63.5 x 63.5 cm, Archival inkjet print
Twist & Twirl, 2019, 25 x 16(2/3) inches, 63.5 x 42(1/3) cm, Archival inkjet print
Grip & Grab, 2019, 25 x 16(2/3) inches, 63.5 x 42(1/3) cm, Archival inkjet print
I’m sorry but sometimes your hardest isn’t hard enough, 2019
25 x 12.5 inches, 63.5 x 31.75 inches, Archival inkjet print

Artist Statement

Perversions come in all sizes (2019) considers issues of shame, endurance, melodrama, and eroticism as they relate to queer subjectivity. The project centres around a machine custom-built for my body that I used to feed myself one cookie for every person I have had a sexual encounter with. The machine requires my body to be in a constant state of awkward tension when operated; either pushing my weight back to crank the first conveyor belt or pedaling backwards to move the second conveyor belt towards my mouth. In borrowing aesthetics from gym equipment and fetish furniture, the machine suggests a blurring of the boundaries of indulgence and discipline, ecstatic deviance and self-flagellation. 

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Perversions come in all sizes, 2019
Christopher Lacroix (Canadian, b. 1986) holds a BFA from Ryerson University, ON (2012) and an MFA from the University of British Columbia, BC (2018). His work has been exhibited at The Polygon Gallery (Vancouver), window (Winnipeg), Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), and Forest City Gallery (London). Lacroix was the 2018 recipient of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC.