Kabinett Vagina dentata
Text by Claudia Reiche. 4vo. Photographic laminated boards. Text in German and English (translation by Brigitte Helbling). Unpaginated. *** Krista Beinstein is an Austrian photographer and performance artist exploring the boundaries of female sexuality. She identifies as both male and female and through her work experiments with the ‘identity of the sexes’: ‘The more I accept my masculinity, the more my femininity is activated,’ she says in a critical interview at the start of the book. Her work has a strong connection to turn of the century decadent art, showing lust in strange settings. The work in Kabinett Vagina dentata consists of short photographic stories; pornographic, nightmarish and highly stylized.