'Redux' is an investigation on expectations surrounding masculinity.
It brings awareness to restrictions imposed upon male figures in regard to gender roles and gender performance as a result of social conditioning. In a society where men are assumed to act in a certain way, actions of nonconformity and subversive behavior frequently lead to control. This non standard behavior is often subjected to speculation on gender identity and sexual orientation. This work symbolizes the discomfort and challenges faced in such context.
Pairs of shoes cast into blocks of plaster create a wearable sculpture piece that consequently limits motion. Through a drudging walk, the wearer’s ‘shoes’ begin to physically deteriorate in a performance embodying a liberation through reduction to one’s self and acceptance of being.