Video Work

A sad and immobile penis dwells alone on a hillside, disembodied; or perhaps so embodied it requires no surrogate. Singing “Operator” by Jim Croce, the penis references the strap-on, that interchangeable cock used as part of queer sexual practices. Has this cock been discarded for alternative pleasures? What is the form of our attachment to such appendages?

Operator Vimeo – 1 from Paul Hinson on Vimeo.

Artist Statement underscores the erotic tensions and sensual feelings that pervade our relations with quotidian objects and devices. Bringing together many of the questions touched upon across my artistic practice, Artist Statement registers the pleasures of hapticity and the ways in which objects and material incite and choreograph our bodies, actions, and engagements with them. Just as the work registers the queerness of things, it equally points to queer ways of doing things with objects and materials.