My practice is a conjuration of my own identity (Nb-trans). My reflection revolves around queerness/non-binariness/transness in regard to technology, body signal sensors and translation into a coding environment. “A productive ambivalence about enlightenment conceptions of selfhood and deconstructs of the body/mind binary at its core”*¹.

My work is mostly inspired by black and non-black feminist and/or transgender science-fiction authors like Octavia Butler, Pamela Sargent and Bogi Takács.

I do locate my projects in a future queer heritage in which ideas of planetary exode, (soft) controlling devices, living-spaceship, become vessel for emancipation, mental health care and collective healing.

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*¹: Sentence taken from the essay “I hugged myself” by Florian Bast


Contact:
saturn.akin@gmail.com

Education: 
- 2010-12: MA Photography / Art Direction at ECAL, Lausanne

Residencies:
- CCA Creative Lab residency
Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris

Awards/Selection:
- Swiss Design Award 2015
- Prix Photoforum 2016
- SBB Cargo, Switzerland


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