Fabrice Höfgen is a spatial designer focusing on the exploration of synergetic human interactions. Led by a fascination for the emotional‚ in-between, his practice aims to transgress conventions and categories by queering spaces and environments.
For his latest project “new world of pleasure” he creates visuals that deal with relationships, sexuality and identity in the LQBTQ community and beyond. The visuals are questioning and exceeding conventions, categories and social norms. The abstract representation of stigmatized elements or topics, such as sex toys or STI viruses, initiate a discussion built on openness rather than prejudices. In the beginning, the visuals trigger curiosity through their shapes, colors and movements. By showing the subjects abstracted and out of context, understanding the meaning gets postponed. This enables an objective, prejudice-free approach at the beginning, which vanishes upon recognizing the elements. This is intended to show how much society imposes conventions on us and how this influences and affects our judgment. Stimulating an unprejudiced way of thinking, contributes to end prejudice, exclusion and discrimination. In addition it encourage more openness, curiosity, understanding and empathy for our counterparts.
The visuals were adapted for the LGBTQ artists Nannini and Hidden Vision for their DJ appearances.
More recently, his work has served as a communication medium for the digital event Pornceptual x Klub Verboten | tickets available here