In Aquaphilia Artefacts, the work is centred around the map of Cardiff, where Joss has placed many known gay cruising locations along the River Taff, based on the concept of aquaphilia; a phenomenon associated with deriving pleasure from water based sexual acts. Throughout the project, Joss investigates this alongside his own identity as a practitioner, the semantics of colour and our consumerist custom as a society. Additionally, the work questions our internal ideas of acceptance and rebirth, framing this within a religious context. Taking inspiration from documentary based practice, the work is a selection of artefacts, allowing the book to act as a scientific report of sorts. There is a contrast between a selection of clinical looking imagery juxtaposed against more aestheticised and playful imagery which balances the project. The work was fabricated in book form and is designed to be viewed this way.
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