Enthusiastic Valentine


"This work addresses the ongoing impacts of the AIDS crisis and the stigma of being trans/queer through use of both makeup and passive aggressive performative action. In fact the most notable performative moment within the work sees me lying on the floor with a sick tiredness deliberately accentuated by makeup. I make no attempt to cover up how I feel - to look or to act well - given that queer love, lives and rights are the subject that the show (Tainted Love, at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), curated by David Broker 2019), and I are responding to." - Artist Statement

Installation Shot: Enthusiastic Valentine (2019), as part of Tainted Love curated by David Broker (2019). Courtesy of Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Image by Brenton McGeachie