BUTCH FEMME NATAL
I am not obsessed with weddings. Nor am I obsessed with men. My art practice is the opposite. I am interested in sexuality, performance and failure. I do this for myself and for other women in my position. I have been given this task to speak, be loud. Do not interrupt me. I cannot stop until I have said everything I need to say. You say my art is a waste, I say it is necessary. This is a heavy process for me. I cannot rest.
This project revolves around ideas of failed feminism, failed lesbianism and the neo-burlesque – combining ideas of sexuality, performance and failure. It explores ideas of failure through the performance of self, and is a reflection on harmful societal structures we are inevitably raised into. I dissect ideas of nonconformity, anticapitalist practices and non-reproductive lifestyles while critiquing and protesting traditional ways of thinking. As a relational practice, I create works with performativity in mind. Audience interaction is pivotal and interpretation is left open.