Carmen Winant: My Birth Interview

“On one hand, the experience exists totally outside of language. I am not surprised that we struggle to describe it, and relegate it to some other, private realm.”

Five Uneasy Pieces: An Interview with Juno Calypso

A Dream in Green, 2015 “I would consider it a personal investigation of the self, but my self is a feminine-feminist. So it also becomes political, but I wouldn’t say I’m pandering – certainly not self consciously and even more certainly not unknowingly.” BF: Within the theatricality of your images, you seem to be hinting […]

The Late Mike Kelley on Feminism and the (Gender Unequal) Art World

  We communicate only through our shared dismissal of the pre-linguistic (2), 1995 @ Mike Kelley “Like I said I was kind of coming out of hippie culture, or freak culture.” Mike Kelley Interviewed by Lynn Hershman Santa Monica, California, July 27, 2006 Lynn Hershman: So, this is the Howard Fox statement, this is what […]

Humid and Moist, a High-Definition Look at Bush in Minter’s ‘Plush’

  The pubes, natural, died white or starchy, mascara-black, are run through by fingers, caressed, teased out and tugged on.     By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 To talk about Plush in the typical language of criticism, to say it is warm, close or intimate is understatement tantamount to mistruth. Marilyn Minter’s book is […]

Focus on the Feminine Self and Set Aside the Suicide of Francesca Woodman

To interpret Woodman’s work entirely through her death is reductive and backwards-facing. It’s the stated goal of this monograph to set aside the dominant interpretation of Woodman’s work, which sees her photography as an anticipation of her suicide. Focus on the Feminine Self and Set Aside the Suicide of Francesca Woodman By Owen Campbell, ASX, […]

INTERVIEW: “Interview with Judy Dater” (2000)

Self-Portrait & Rain, 1982   “But I know for me -– when I’m photographing people -– male or female -– nude or clothed -– the thing that I’m most interested in when I pick somebody to photograph is the -– I don’t know, the energy that they have.”     Interview with Judy Dater Conducted […]