Saturday Queerfish making

I’ve gathered new materials and I’m making Queerfish again.

I’ve always loved this project, and I’m planning to create a new installation piece incorporating the sculptures and writing work. I visualise the Queerfish hung around the walls and ceiling, surrounded by drawings of the project and ocean sounds. I’d also love to have the short story printed on the wall, or maybe read out while people are looking at the sculptures.

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The Wise Ones – Documentary

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The Wise Ones

dir Maria Russo

The Wise Ones is a research based on the interaction between the following ideas: Intergenerational exchange of knowledge, cultural resilience and active ageing. This research has the intention to open a space for reflection about the small stories that shape our societies an also to reflect on our perceptions towards theirs protagonists. Also to encourage people to safeguar these small stories, and to be aware of the dominant ones.
Intergenerational exchange of sewing skills concur and enhace the concepts of ageing well and cultural resilience while promoting well being in both generational groups.

 

Come and see documentary film, The Wise Ones (9mins) Dir: Maria Eva Russo. 2nd December, 3.15pm, Nightingale Theatre, Brighton ♥.
I was interviewed about my sewing practice for a documentary film. I mainly speak about my second business, Plume Storytellers.
The film is being shown as part of the 10th Cinecity Brighton Film Festival, you can read more here.

‘Birds’ Illustrated Series (Copic marker on paper)

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‘Birds’- Original Series (FRAMED)

I created this series to celebrate male femininity. I feel that there is nothing shameful about crossdressing. I feel that everyone has a right to be and project whatever makes them feel beautiful.

I believe that femininity isn’t gender exclusive, and a man can express femininity and be ornate, while still being a man. Expressing femine aspects does not de-masculinise men, and shouldn’t be seen as a threat.

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Queerfish

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Queerfish

2010

Sculpture & Installation

 

Queerfish are lovingly hand crafted fabric sculptures. Part jellyfish, part lingerie, part sequin! Queerfish made their debut at the Kensal Flea in November 2010.

Queerfish explores common gender signifiers sewn together as jellyfish. They originated from a short story of mine in my book, ‘Teeth of a Lock’, in which several friends go swimming in the sea and their clothes become jellyfish in the water. The story and work has transgender themes, largely focussed on how our appearance and our clothes may suggest a particular gender.

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Mermaid Uterus

Queerfish


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What is a ‘Queerfish’, you may ask?
Well, I’ll start by giving you an extract from my new book, Teeth of a Lock;’

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You can pre-order the book here, for the special price of £7. You can also order your own lovingly handmade Queerfish along with a copy of the book, for just £39.99!

 

 

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Queerfish are lovingly hand crafted fabric sculptures. Part jellyfish, part lingerie, part sequin! They made their debut at the Kensal Flea in November 2010, and have been an ongoing project.
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