Deconstructed Car Seats, Earrings, Pearls, Chains, Glue
The back seats of cars have long been the space of teenage sexual exploits, illicit interludes with prostitutes, secret, tumultuous affairs and mendacious activities. Things get left behind and fall between the seats. The empty back seat becomes a space of desire and the things that lurk in hard to reach spaces become metaphors for loss and letting go, as well as for marking territory and claiming experience.
Women, predominately sex workers, were interviewed about desire, the loss of innocence and the gaining of sexual power through experience. Excerpts were transcribed onto deconstructed car seats in the very items that get left and lost – pearls, necklaces and earrings.