Hansel’s work focuses on queer culture in the Post-internet Epoch, in which the natural is shadowed by the body cult, deformation, subcultural signs and high gloss metal, and digital voodoo is materialised into fetish objects.
His pierced jade and glitched-out chromey adornments encourage our mutation into cyborgs, bringing with them confusion, domination, information, euphoria, dystopia and nightmare all at once. They are multi-level skeuomorphs: real objects imitating digital ‘objects’ imitating real objects. They are something to grab onto as we are whipped about an ever-changing digital landscape, in which even us Gen Z Internet natives are lost. Reach out and touch them, feel them pierce your pixelated flesh.