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Lucas Michael Occupation Marker on paper
E...man 01
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Passions of War 01
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Paul 01
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Pavel 01
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Red Dawn 01
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Secret Agent 01
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The Hun's Silence 01
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OCCUPATION, 2007

A series of drawings of photographs of models posing as soldiers, taken directly from spreads in gay porn magazines.

By making this work almost invisible, the viewer is coerced into staring at the work longer by looking for its content in the initially apparent blank piece of paper. The soldier, then, begins to actively occupy the drawing. He occupies it sexually and also morbidly, addressing the lack of representation of victims and perpetrators alike in the current war(s) being wagered by the US in our national media, and the “invisibilisation” in the face of constant attack of queerness in the armed forces and its sublimation thru artifice, costume, role-playing. 
Simultaneously this series also addresses a sense of longing and nostalgia for a medium (the porn magazine) and a space (the red light district, the sex-shop, the sex club) ­so characteristic of recent past urban environments in a less clean, and a much freer nation­ presently in the face of extinction.

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