Second Hand Pepe, 2009
Used dentures, human hair, bird feathers, lenses, used fabric, semi-precious stones, aluminum wires, jute, coconut thread
22 x 27 x 20 inches
In Second Hand Pepe, an assemblage of found and used elements, Shivan speaks of the way socialized human beings invent versions of the self-their identities, thoughts and sexualities. Thereby he suggests the instability of gender, implying that it can always be subverted or queered by practices such as drag and cross-dressing.