Collage by Ann Antidote for the exhibition Vulvae meet Paper meet Scissors
Vulvae meet Paper meet Scissors
– A collage of (queer) graphical collaborations
With Ann Antidote, Sadie Lune, Sissi Ário, Jenny One.
March and April 2015 at
Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79, 10965 Berlin, Germany.
Mon-Tue: 12h–18h, Wed-Sat 12h-18h
Collage is a formidable method to recycle images and find connections where they were not seen before. It is a collaboration between paper, scissors and themes. It has DIY written all over it, and it is accessible to all, yet without lacking any penetration as political, ludical or esthetical tool. All started with a colourful and not-taking-themselves-too-serious pile of collages representing vulvae. The permeating powerdynamics, (not only) queer politics and joyful playfullness about this vulvae-topic have been highlighted before, and led to taking the name – Vulvae meet Paper meet Scissors – for this collection, from the popular game, rock paper scissors…
…Games need player/s, and this converged with reflections people have been voicing on queer and queer art.
Above Collages by Ann Antidote for the exhibition Vulvae meet Paper meet Scissors
Queer art has been presenting and reflecting the themes which give queer so many meanings – among them, an evolving community of gender and sexual dissidents resisting society norms, aware of, and actively critical about, exclusion mechanisms beyond trans and homophobia: capitalism, ableism, precarity, racism (just to mention a few). But sometimes queer art and events end up – for a lot of different reasons – reproducing mainstream structures: stardom system, dog-eat-dog competition, lack of solidarity (again, just mentioning a few).
Not everything can be improved or changed in one go, but for starters things like this show can be in just a different way. In this case, collective, sharing and dialogging. And so it became a ** collage of collaborations **. Our graphical works here (vulvae themed or not) are all very different in methods, themes and realisation, but are displayed in the same spirit of breaking mainstream’s oppressive standards, mechanisms and norms (which is what cunts – body parts or rebellious cunt-minded persons of all genders- do on their own anyway, everyday), and are a kind invitation to do the same…