Pleasure Vehicles

Installation project, 2016

Pleasure Vehicles are mobile devices which imprecise location allow us to position ourselves politically, celebrating and showing what characterizes minority subcultures: the absence of coordinates.

The representation of lesbians on the map is not clear. The same applies to other minority subcultures. Preciado wrote about the topophobic lesbian for its absence of spatial localization, and De Lauretis about its location in the blind spot of the sideview mirror.

Pleasure Vehicles are mobile devices which no-exact location can position ourselves politically, celebrating and showing what characterizes us: the absence of coordinates, which allows us greater flexibility and spontaneity in our interpersonal networks, relationships and movements.

The prototype presents itself as a laboratory of sensations where our desires are given a higher spatial visibility wherever we are. Like the parkineo counterculture, it appropriates the different sensory expansion techniques of pubs, discos or nightclubs to stay out of these places. This device uses those techniques to encourage scenarios of dissident pleasure, where the main attraction is fun.


Pleasure Vehicle prototype