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Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




KU Kuang-Yi

The Fourth Genre: Laboratory/Operating Room/Specimen Room



Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert is a project inspired by scientific research and explores the normality and abnormality of sexual activities among humans and snails. The project is a collaboration between the artist KU Kuang-Yi and Joris M. Koene, an assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This installation series is rooted in the scientific research of snails’ hermaphrodite reproduction strategy and transforms the sexual activities of humans and snails into various corresponding two and three-dimensional visual interpretations. The juxtaposition of two species in the installation encourages the audience to ponder the definition of “normality” and “perversion.” The project also showcases the individual differences of snails through sexual activities, allowing visitors to contemplate the individuality of non-human organisms, rather than accepting that the organisms of one species are the same.

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Ku Kuang-Yi was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, and has been based in the Netherlands since 2016.

He graduated with triple master degrees in social design from Design Academy Eindhoven; in dentistry from National Yang-Ming University; and in Communication Design from Shih Chien University. Formerly a dentist, Ku is a bio-artist and speculative designer. He founded TW BioArt (a Taiwan bioart community) to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science + Art in Taiwan. His works often deal with the human body, sexuality, interspecies interactions, and medical technology, and aim to investigate the relationships among technology, individuals, and the environment.