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.
It’s Saturday night and I’m learning to crochet with Crocheting for Dummies. I’m designing more Queerfish, and I’m going to be integrating some crochet techniques- perfect for tendrils, tentacles and other dangly bits!
Plume Storytellers are delighted to announce the release of ‘Teeth of a Lock’, a collection of works by Klara Piechocki. ‘Teeth of a Lock’ is a sequin heavy and thoughtful collection of 5 stories that explore themes of gender and identity;-
‘Teeth of a Lock’ is the story of a woman accepting her life as both a werewolf and bisexual woman after the murder of her husband.
‘The Art of Losing’ is a snapshot of the relationship between an ambitious gymnast and a circus ringmaster.
‘Sequins and Vertebrae’ is a sequin heavy look into the genderqueer community, set in an ocean of jellyfish.
‘A Deeper Understanding’ looks at the difficulties faced by a computer whisperer, Valerie, as she consoles a laptop that has fallen in love with its owner. <Read ‘A Deeper Understanding’ here!>
‘Looking for Wilde’ is a play set in modern day Ireland. An older gay man has writers block and goes on a pilgrimage to Dublin to find the spirit of Oscar Wilde. He encounters a young transsexual who joins him on his quest. But is either man really searching for Oscar?
‘Teeth of a Lock’ launches on May 24th 2012. You can order your copy today through me for just £10-
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.