The tuck is a technique that consists of pushing up the testicles into the abdominal cavities, while pulling the penis back. Keeping everything in place with tape or panties. A very painful practice at first, which if done wrong, can cause sores, marks and extreme pain even while moving.
The tuck is strongly related to the TRANS world, a group brutally marginalized by a society that does not even want to accept their own diversity. We could come to the conclusion of this being the origin of the immense fetishization that exists around the TRANS body. But no, the origin of this sexualization is a fantasy. The fantasy of not understanding which body you are interacting with, or the doubt of not knowing what you are going to find when you take off their clothes.
A space of invisibility, concealment, mystery and taboo that until not long ago was also occupied by the act of sex and the female reproductive system.
A space that in this case is occupied by an essence, a fantasy, nothing.
And here is where we ask ourselves, isn’t nothingness and absolute emptiness one of humankinds’ biggest fears?
ABSTRACT BODIES I
Directed by AKAWALO ESTUDIO Produced by AKAWALO ESTUDIO Photography by AKAWALO ESTUDIO Edited by AKAWALO ESTUDIO Models VIVIEN DÉNIZ Assisted by ROCÍO SÁNCHEZ
ESCUELA DE ARTES Y SUPERIOR DE DISEÑO DE GRAN CANARIA