Fruit Sensation for Chakrubs, 2019 
analogue photography | 35mm film | commission

fruit sensation uses the juiciness of all fruits as a symbol to the juices inside us, waiting to break through. sensing ourselves, our sexuality had been socialises and identified as tasting the forbidden fruit–surrpressing, abusing, neglecting. and devaluating the female pleasure. as black lesbian feminist audre lorde wrote in her text “the erotic as power,” embracing our erotic, sexual, intellectual, or whatever brings us joy, is our way to tune into our internal force, saying yes to the connection with ourselves. “when i speak of the erotic, then, i speak of it as an assertion of the lifeforce of women; of that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming in our language, our history, our dancing, our loving, our work, our lives.” erotic is what empowers and gives us pleasure–the pleasure of experimenting and expending, doing and being.

photography: gal sherizly
set design: nhu huynh
model: karolina kaiser
creative direction: su/mmershemesh (huynh, kaiser and sherizly)
painting: hieronymus bosch, the garden of earthly delight, 1510