In his performance installation, ELECTRODE (2011), Dani Ploeger repeatedly “fakes” orgasms. Using medical devices, digital sound synthesis, and graphs, Ploeger rigorously and specifically labors to replicate the sphincter muscle contraction pattern registered by an anonymous male subject during masturbation and orgasm. In so doing, Ploeger critically explores gender and abjection and creates a heightened, embodied presence.

You do not currently have access to this content.