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Molinier and D’Agata, orphic beings

Photography is always a capture of an announced death. There is no future in it, said Roland Barthes. What you show will no longer return, if it has ever been. No wonder it is an artistic expression of those who are seduced by death most. Both the self-portraits that Pierre Molinier staged in the last years of his life locked in his apartment, like the photographs that Antoine d’Agata has been making from himself and […]

Del Lagrace Volcano Mo B Dick Half & Half 1998

Pansexual revolution

As a gender variant visual artist I access ‘technologies of gender’ in order to amplify rather than erase the hermaphroditic traces of my body. I name myself. A gender abolitionist. A part time gender terrorist. An intentional mutation and intersex by design, (as opposed to diagnosis), in order to distinguish my journey from the thousands of intersex individuals who have had their ‘ambiguous’ bodies mutilated and disfigured in a misguided attempt at ‘normalisation’. I believe […]

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Androgyny and derivatives

The life of Henry Darger was spent between the pages of a book he was writing and illustrating over the years. He called it realms of the unreal and were his only reality, where he found the meaning of his existence in his redemptive role or guardian of the hosts of girls who daily fought against evil forces. When Darger died and his landlords found those intimate epics, one of the questions that incited his […]