Extending Sex-Work Interiors
Extending Sex-Work Interiors advocates for the visibility of prostitution. It is a response to the developments in which sex work is being pushed out of sight, reinforcing the idea that sex workers are not valid members of society who do not deserve community, connection, and safety. For the material, I have used coconut doormats to visualize the extension of the interior to the exterior as well as an invite of the exterior into the interior. By making two figures with this material, I aim to demonstrate this duality and emphasize that sex workers must be able to claim space in public as much as they can in private. The figures’ form is strong, and can shamelessly and confidently take up deserved space.