by sarahb last modified 15:20 10/09/2018

Viki Browne

by sarahb last modified 15:20 10/09/2018
Viki Browne

Viki Browne, IGNiTE resident artist

Viki Browne during her residency at the University of Gloucester

“I tend to work from what feels like the most difficult or sticky area of my thinking and whenever I’m like: ‘No, I’m not going there’, I’m like: ‘Oh, here we go!’”

Viki Browne is a performance artist who creates work about topics that are uncomfortable, risky or taboo.  As part of her residency, she will focus on her new project ‘Hyper Fem’ which will consider whether the performance of femininity through drag can be as powerful, political or subversive when performed on a female identifying body. This new piece is strongly inspired by some of her recent previous projects which involved wigs, Drag and performing as a ‘make up girl in a tiny dress’. ‘Hyper Fem’ will challenge restrictive gender norms dictated and commodified by the patriarchy.

We love how she described her work:
“I thought: ‘I like that, I want that, I don’t know why it feels really naughty and forbidden. This is really difficult and feels very against my personal feminism. So I started making work about that. That’s what I’m bringing to IGNiTE – furthering my thinking about the performance of femininity and wether that can be a political and subversive performance, particularly if femininity is positioned on a female body”

 


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