Flushing Nothing Down the Tubes / Hyperallergic

Jason Benson, installation shot from “PH://Dungeon_Mix_[vol.1]://The_Human_Cafe_[vol.1]_[2013]_Clone.Ed.x2013″ (all images courtesy of Queer Thoughts Gallery)

Jason Benson, installation shot from “PH://Dungeon_Mix_[vol.1]://The_Human_Cafe_[vol.1]_[2013]_Clone.Ed.x2013″ (all images courtesy of Queer Thoughts Gallery)

CHICAGO — If Jean Genet shit out the text from his book The Thief’s Journal, which he wrote on toilet paper while in prison, and cheerleaders barfed up blood and guts in high school, they might combined look like the conceptual results of Oakland-based Jason Benson’s PH://Dungeon_Mix_[vol.1]://The_Human_Cafe_[vol.1]_ [2013]_Clone.Ed.x2013 at Queer Thoughts Gallery. Located both in the trenches of the internet and inside a white cube of this third-floor walk-up, Benson’s transparent tubes, snail shells, fake blood, stickers of bullets shot through walls, and accompanying mood-shattering slow-motion soundtrackset the scene for the mantra that’s repeated throughout the show: The body is a fucking toilet. Repeat after me: The body is a fucking toilet. Translation: You’ll never get flushed. Embrace the sewage within.

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