sui generis – adj. unique, [Latin, literally: of its own kind]
‘Sui generis’ invokes Gilles Deleuze’s ‘territorialization’ where humans have a need to define existence through the creation of ‘frames’ that capture, slow down and make sense of chaos according to Elizabeth Grosz. The title refers to the categorization of living beings and fossils in science (genus) and seeks to juxtapose the idea of a continuous creation of the self that eludes such categories. An installation of three monolithic costumes reveals and conceals bodies caught in a fantasy of becoming between form and formlessness.