Digital Collage Print on Brushed Aluminium with galvanised steel gate hinge posts inc 8 screws
53 x 40 x 0.1cm
Edition of 5, signed and numbered on reverse
Dykegeist sharp and fine. is a series of 2 limited edition digital collage prints on metal that live in conjunction with choreographic performance work Dykegeist, commissioned and presented live at ICA during September 2021.
As an extension of the performance, Dykegeist sharp and fine. is interested in complicating the archetypal narratives assigned to the lesbian predator creature and pushes in response to the lack of areas for queer intimate encounters outside of the cis-male ‘underground'. Gate hinge hooks prop the fine aluminium sheet, a gate being a symbol of hope within a vigorous fanatical search for temporary seclusion.
Eve Stainton is an artist interested in the politics of uncodeable queer presence and its intersections with race and class. They create multi-disciplinary performance worlds that hold movement practices, digital collage, and welded steel, and other invisible forces like waves, imagination and drama. These forms work together to create live ecologies that are discordant, multi-layered and psychedelic. Stainton is interested in the production of conflicting states and textures to unravel essentialist thinking, with intent to create more expansive understandings of the lesbian identity, non-gender/variance, and perceptions of the ‘real’.
Notable presentations include commissioned work with Florence Peake for Venice Biennale 2019 (IT), Block Universe (UK), The Place (UK), Nottingham Contemporary (UK), Crac Occitanie (FR), Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis (UK), La Becque (SE), LCMF (UK), CCA Glasgow (UK), Tangente (CA). Features include AQNB, FACT Mag, Dazed Beauty, Twin Magazine, Art in America, This is Tomorrow. Work for other artists include Anthea Hamilton, Tai Shani, Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Sonia Boyce, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Holly Blakey, Goldfrapp, Compagnie ECO international tour, Vivienne Westwood, Claire Barrow, Art School, Molly Goddard, walking for London/Shanghai/Paris Fashion Weeks.
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