by Christabel Stewart .


The rebellious assume vivid astro focus mounted his most ambitious and politically-charged installtion at Los Angeles LA MoCA last October. A huge paean to freedom of expression, political rights and the many faces of ecstatic exchange avaf's HOMOCRAP 1 is ostensibly a reconstruction of Berlin's Panorama Bar - a room bursting with neon lights, a giant gender-bending sculpture, and on the occasion of the opening night a thronging crowd who do not hold back because the actual context is within a museum. The installation’s hedonistic atmosphere is linked to struggles for human rights and sexual freedom via avaf's astute masks and posters that pictured anti-gay marriage protesters alongside exuberant show-boys.