Donna Haraway invites us to a Cyborg utopia. The Cyborg, an entity, the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism predominates.
Evan Loxton’s installation at KINGS Artist-Run embraces Harraway’s manifesto by establishing a notion of queer escapism. Escapism applied in this situation acts to create a site to diverge from the conventions of patriarchal and binary conditioning to a post-gender realm. Stemming from industrial forms of production, Loxton’s sculptural practice steers towards an aesthetic co-opted by masculinity. By employing these visual languages, however, Loxton aims to re-assert the mechanical to debunk seemingly pre-set masculine ascriptions. As ‘illegitimate offspring, are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins. Their fathers, after all, are inessential.’