Audra Jacot

Make Out Party
neon, wood, and acrylic
26 x 21 x 5 in.

I work in ceramics, sculpture, technology, video, and light. My work celebrates the empowerment of sexuality. It responds to a repressed lineage by embracing and glorifying itself. I invite viewers to embrace their own desires as well as my own.

I use the exhibitionist quality of neon. My ejaculatory neon bridges figures. They suggest neither shame nor gaze, but a sexual declaration of personal empowerment. Pornography’s influence in revolutionizing technology has inspired me to explore and integrate electronics in my own work, commenting on their symbiotic relationship.