Long and Deep French Kiss is a site-specific solo show by assume vivid astro focus (avaf). The installation marked the final show at the gallery’s White Horse Street location before the building is demolished. An homage to Shepherd Market’s long standing history as the ‘red light district’ of Mayfair, and a critique on the rapidly shifting terrain of commercial real estate development in the area, the installation is a playful and interactive journey through 'eroticism under construction’.
The show invites viewers to meander, climb and comb their way through a series of confined maze-like tarp passages - a material most commonly found on construction sites. The tactile and shady nature of the darkened space transforms it into a sultry deconstructed ‘playhouse’, provoking uneasiness and disorientation, as well as amplifying the collective and inclusive experience of being inside an all encompassing three-dimensional artwork.