Femme Desires invites spectators into a realm where the ultra-feminine reigns. Ruthless but deliberate, earnest but playful, Östebro uses this installation to present this femme realm with acerbic wit. Drawing from ASMR-culture, the work delves into issues of affections and desires in connection to identity construction and gender performativity.
Rasmus Raphaëlle Östebro is a visual and performance artist who works interdisciplinarily with an array of artistic expressions, such as sculpture, video, photography, performance, choreography, costume, installation, scent, audio, and text. In conversation with one another, these artistic languages resonate through spatial stagings and narratives that contextualise and connect physical, conceptual, and ephemeral elements with each other.
Östebro was educated at Konstfack – University College of Arts Crafts and Design (SE), Bergen Academy of Art and Design (NO), Stockholm University of the Arts/ DOCH (SE), Gothenburg School of Art (SE), and The Swedish National Ballet School (SE).