Anastasia Booth is a contemporary artist whose work teases art’s erotic potential, particularly as imperfect or ironic substitution. In a world that tightly controls acceptable feminine desire, she tackles preconceptions of female sexual aberration in cultural production, mythology and symbolic discourses. Drawing on a lexicon of fetishism and art history, she employs strategies of mimesis, appropriation, labour and proxy to explore how the artist operating as a practitioner and as a sexed subject can destabilise normative constraints, aligning these provocations with contemporary notions of consent and agency. Anastasia’s practice is marked but not limited to a particular interest in the procedures of sculpture and performance as ways of manifesting erotic forms sensuous yet abstract, in order to tease the slippage between expectations of the real and desirous simulation. Booth’s aesthetic and theoretical inquiry into these fields led to the completion of a practice-led PhD at the Queensland University of Technology (2017). Her work has been exhibited nationally, including projects at the Institute of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Queensland Art Gallery, Griffith University Art Gallery, Milani Gallery CARPARK, Screen Space, and was artist in residence at Metro Arts and Outer Space. She also designs and delivers workshops, as well as public programs in museums and galleries.