Arguments for desire

Arguments for desire continues the exploration of a possible alternative system of signs to index non-normative sexual practices and gendered positions. How do we represent the body, or parts of the body, in language, visually as well as literally? In this series of woodcut prints, the star or asterisk is established as a signifier for the anus, organising it in rows, impromptu constellations, or, like fish, in schools. The asterisk is often used to refer to something else, or more, to be explicated at the bottom of the page, or, as a solution to the interminable row of sexual positions in LGBTQI*, to name that which is not covered by existing terminology. Simultaneously referring to the anus – a place on the body densely filled with meanings, opinions, pleasure, silence, outrage and politics.

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Arguments for desire (encore encore), 1
2018
Unique woodcut on paper
47.5 x 38.5 cm (frame 53 x 43.5 x 3 cm)

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Arguments for desire (encore encore), 2
2018
Unique woodcut on paper
47.5 x 38.5 cm (frame 53 x 43.5 x 3 cm)

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Arguments for desire (encore encore), 3
2018
Unique woodcut on paper
47.5 x 38.5 cm (frame 53 x 43.5 x 3 cm)

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Arguments for desire (encore encore), 4
2018
Unique woodcut on paper
47.5 x 38.5 cm (frame 53 x 43.5 x 3 cm)

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Arguments for desire (encore encore), 5
2018
Unique woodcut on paper
47.5 x 38.5 cm (frame 53 x 43.5 x 3 cm)

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installation view Kunstnernes Hus, OsloArgumenter for begær (Arguments for desire), 1-5, 2013-15, installation view Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

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Aforbegærslut

Argumenter for begær (Arguments for desire), 1
2013
Woodcut on paper
47 x 38 cm
Edition of 28. The print was special made for Den Danske Radeerforening

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no.2_31A6090

Argumenter for begær (Arguments for desire), 2
2013 – 15
Woodcut on paper
47 x 38 cm
Edition of 5 

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no.3_31A6086

Argumenter for begær (Arguments for desire), 3
2013 – 15
Woodcut on paper
47 x 38 cm
Edition of 5 

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no.4_31A6089

Argumenter for begær (Arguments for desire), 4
2013 – 15
Woodcut on paper
47 x 38 cm
Edition of 5 

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no.5_31A6087

Argumenter for begær (Arguments for desire), 5
2013 – 15
Woodcut on paper
47 x 38 cm
Edition of 5

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Photos by Anders Sune Berg