Diamantes, soap, brass, Borax, hair, tissues, TreSemme Moisture Rich Conditioner, cling wrap, lip balm, lard, Veet depilatory wax, vinyl tubing, TAAV vaporiser.
Hosler’s work is an exercise in navigating oppressive and inflexible binary spaces, presented in a process of forming and deforming. Chemical exchanges fill an institutional space with foreign bodies and waste matter, leaving traces of a body’s expulsions in the space around it. Hosler presents the audience with series of materials in flux: transforming and fluid, the artist toys with the implications of gender. These substances deconstruct the politics of the presentation of a self. Through the use of cosmetic ointments, soluble and metamorphic substances and bathroom furnishings every element of the space is in flux, withstanding metamorphosis, deterioration and transformation.