Anastasia Booth is a Brisbane-based artist whose work investigates art’s erotic potential, particularly as imperfect, impotent or ironic substitution. In a world that tightly controls acceptable feminine desire, her work explores preconceptions of female sexual deviancy through cultural production and symbolic discourse. She employs strategies of mimicry, appropriation and humour, to interrogate how the artist internalises normative narratives as a practitioner and as a sexed subject. Using sculpture, video, performance, installation, and poetry and text, she renders highly erotic forms inoperable and divorced from the body, in order to tease the slippage between expectations of the real and desirous simulation. For over a decade Booth has been concerned with this inquiry and in 2017 she completed a creative practice-led PhD at the Queensland University of Technology through the support of an Australian Postgraduate award. Booth's artwork has been exhibited nationally, including projects at Milani Gallery CARPARK, Institute of Modern Art, University of Queensland Art Museum, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Screen Space, Boxcopy Contemporary Artspace, BUS Projects, Griffith University Art Gallery 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.