Friday, 25 July 2014

Portfolio: Faggettes

Portfolio: Faggettes

Faggettes (a play on the terms “suffragettes” and “faggot”) has been making art for as long as she can remember, but it was arriving at university and meeting her first girlfriend, who was studying gender studies at the time, that made her interested in creating feminist LGBT art. Soon after, she abandoned oil paint, finding instead that digital imagery suited her needs and offered, what she calls, a “certain trashy, contemporary and commercial quality” relevant to her themes. “I want to capture images we see day to day within our lives and put them into a queer feminist context,” she says. “I take images from the LGBT community but also images from perceived notions of what the LGBT community is. I have used ‘lesbian’ porn images straight from the internet to demonstrate my point. I like to think I challenge what the public perceive lesbians to be – a re-appropriation of images.”

“Dykes on Bikes” was recently used to front the relaunch of Club Lesley, Twat Boutique’s sister night at Dalston Superstore. “Collage work is very popular at the moment,” she says. “The trashier and camper the better, so it seems.” Her work is also included in “Anthology”, published by the Cambridge feminist ‘zine, “Gender Agenda”. The book is for sale in Cambridge only, but there’s a copy in the Feminist Library in London, and one can be sent to you directly by mailing:

Follow Faggettes on twitter at: @faggettes

To see this full portfolio, please buy the August issue of DIVA magazine

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