Laia Abril: An Unnerving Embrace from a Hermaphrodite

“The story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta is indeed shocking. Known as one Spain’s more notorious serial killers, Romasanta was described in period nomenclature as the “Tallow Man”, known for making soap from his murdered victims”

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

  @ 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 he said when we interviewed him, he said that you said publicly […]

The Drive to Describe: An Interview with Catherine Opie (2001)

Landscape #3 (Doheny Drive), 1996, from Landscapes The Drive to Describe: An Interview with Catherine Opie Originally published in Art Journal, Summer, 2001 by Maura Reilly Catherine Opie is a social documentary photographer of international renown whose primary artistic concerns are community and identity- gender, sexual, or otherwise. She rose to prominence in the early […]

KARLHEINZ WEINBERGER: “REBEL YOUTH” (1950-1960’s)

  (Images © The estate of Karlheinz Weinberger) For decades the work of Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger was shrouded in obscurity. In the 1950s he published numerous homoerotic photographs under the pseudonym “Jim” in Der Kreis (The Circle), the legendary international gay magazine that featured highly sophisticated photographs by, among others, George Platt Lynes and […]

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 […]

ASX.TV: Cindy Sherman – “Nobody’s Here But Me” (1994)

New York based artist, Cindy Sherman, is famous for her photographs of women in which she is not only the photographer, but also the subject. She has contributed her own footage to the programme by recording her studio and herself at work with her Hi-8 video camera. It reveals a range of unexpected sources from […]