Kayla Elrod



LIE 323 


PLZ KRUSH is the title given to my installation and my age-restricted YouTube channel. Both document my performative research focusing on an oversized pair of vinyl platform heels—a hyper-sexual object primarily associated with sex workers and pole-fitness enthusiasts. My online presence nestles the shoes within fetish and ASMR communities, often showcasing their sonic potential through a pair of anonymous legs. With my research, I wanted to explore the artistic potential within the aesthetics of these communities. Rather than distinguish myself as an artist producing work separate from fetish content, my aim is to blur the lines between fetish/sex work and artistic expression. 
Within the installation I have chosen not to show any video in order to avoid my body becoming the focal point of the work. Instead, I want to focus on the sounds and narrative of the shoes by putting them on display and exhibiting the foley design linked to the content posted on my YouTube channel.