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  • Artist Micha Serraf

     

    2018

    Within the context of Stay Soft the gloves in the boxing scene go through a transformation in one’s mind, from objects that inflict violence to representations of wanting to feel safe and protected. A form of self preservation in being able to pass based on the prescriptions of heterosexual, patriarchal masculinity while delivering visual cues that point to the queering of this masculinity. The male boxers wear women’s swim suits, and have moments where they embrace one another. This is an attempt at reworking the projections on male bodies of affection and other seemingly feminine modes of engagement as being masculinity’s opposite. The lack of an audience in the setting of the boxing scene may account for the open disruption of masculinity viewers are privy to, indicating how safe, intimate spaces can be the flowering beds where gender binaries are bent.