Octopussies examines the act of penetration in relation to power structures. We consider the myriad ways penetration is used by the patriarchy to dominate and control. Using text from Anne Mclintock relating to the colonisation of the Americas we attempt to look at penetration through a post colonial lens and witness the ways violent patterns of domination continue to be perpetuated.
This research began with Anne-Gaelle Thiriot and was supported by the Green, Nunhead in 2019. In 2021 it was part of 12 Artworks of Our Time initiated by artists Ghost and John at London Performance Studio. Read more here.