Ginger Brooks Takahashi
From the Our nature is our virtue series
Cotton thread on paper
I can’t wait for this festival! Booked my tickets today!
'This episode is about dissonance, divergence and disruption. It's about fight and fugitivity. It explores the gap between the presumed social norms of race, sex, gender and sexuality, and the qualities of lived, real experience those norms fail to allow for. It is about the ideological weapons of control 'democracy' utilizes to create spaces so tight it seems impossible to manoeuvre within them. And it asks whether it is possible for communities, even while so constrained, to practice being somewhere else - practically, socially and aesthetically making a way out of what is at hand and rehearsing in anticipation of what is to come.' (Whole paragraph from Arika website.)
Bleugh turning 23 next friday, I should just look at it as another year of self discovery…
Going to try and start packing for Brighton tomorrow… Can’t wait to see Hysterics live while i’m down on Saturday!
Mary Beth Edelson, Woman Rising, 1974
Photograph | Fergus Greer