Toxic Masculinity - Serving the People
Toxic Masculinity - Serving the People

Toxic Masculinity

Piers Woodward
138 x 60 x 196 in
350 x 150 x 500
Central Saint Martins

The project is a response to the ramifications of toxic masculinity on queer communities. Considering the lack of awareness regarding hegemonic masculinity, the direction of the project was fuelled by anti-essentialist ideas of gender and sexuality, focused towards recognising the implications of gender performance and its repercussions on the individual. The structure serves as a tangible manifestation of the platforms necessitated within queer communities for unhindered self-expression. Made from texturally-stimulating concrete, the platform stands at a gradient to bear semblance to a stage, subliminally advocating for public engagement and performance.