[ EXHIBITION ] QueerTech.io = ART(URL, IRL)

QueerTech.io = ART(URL, IRL) Presented by Midsumma Festival and QueerTech.io, in association with ACMI and RMIT:ART:INTERSECT I am one of the Artists selected to exhibit in QueerTech.io 2018 For 2018, Midsumma Festival takes the leap into the digital queer realm, co-presenting with QueerTech.io this extraordinary online gathering of artists at the frontier of creative practice. Responding to the growing international inquiry into practices of #queertech in digital art circles, QueerTech.io and Midsumma have invited artists from around the world to come together digitally, physically and oh-so-queerly to contribute internet artworks, projects and provocations to the ongoing #queertech conversation. Catch selected … Continue Reading[ EXHIBITION ] QueerTech.io = ART(URL, IRL)

[ EXHIBITION ] RESPECT: A Queer affair

RESPECT—A Queer Affair is about love, hope and, of course, respect. It is an art exhibition and schedule of community events aiming to counteract the negative messaging targeted to the LGBTIQ+ community—especially the youth—and bringing it and its supporters together in a time of disharmony and discord. All events brought to you by Brunswick Street Gallery, Hares & Hyenas and the future ensemble. _______________________________ EVENTS AT BRUNSWICK STREET GALLERY Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, 3065 RESPECT – A Queer Affair Exhibition Opening FRI 3 NOV @6-9pm – FREE YES Block Party Feat. PO PO MO CO and Beastie Girls FRI 10 … Continue Reading[ EXHIBITION ] RESPECT: A Queer affair

[ EXHIBITION ] BLOOM : The art of Becoming (SYD)

Heaps Gay and Trans Sydney Pride Presents In Bloom: The Art of Becoming: A celebration of trans and gender non binary artists with support from LUSH! TYPE: GROUP EXHIBITION GALLERY: 107 Projects, Redfern  Sydney WHEN: 4  – 8 Oct 2017 Opening night party | Oct 4 | 6pm Entry by $5 donation & all proceeds to charity! Performances, art, speakers and music.

Walking to School

Installation (Found Objects with Bronze Sculpture), Sept 2016 Responding to the Safe School’s Program debate that was happening in 2016. I was thinking on how much it would have changed my experiences at high school by having a program like this.  I am confident in saying I would not have had such a hard time. Being an out & proud lesbian at age 14, the endless school bullying by teachers, students and at home without support from the public educational system or the government made my high school years the worst years of my life. I was trapped in daily … Continue ReadingWalking to School

Acceptance of trans* people based on Appearance

Ok I am over the media only portraying the acceptance of trans* people based on their ability to pass. (“Passing” = how well a person can fit into the mainstream community.) Acceptance of trans* folk or anyone else should not rely on “passing”. I am now fortunate to pass but I was called “it” and didn’t pass for a large part of my life! The normalisation of the trans* community into an outdated hetro binary / agenda is only creating another group of “outsiders”. Another form of discrimination against anyone who doesn’t fit these ideals! We have such beauty in … Continue ReadingAcceptance of trans* people based on Appearance

Pre-transition

My days as a child, teenager and young adult as female bodied. I am proud of my histories. Being born female had its many frustrations, discomfort, dysphoria but none the less has enriched my life in many ways. Being in a position to experience the inequalities first hand that patriarchal values have on women’s lives on a daily basis has made me more aware person that understands my position and privileges today.

POEM // A Queer Transman with Aspergers!

A Queer Transman with Aspergers! – An Alien among Aliens in an Alien world. A social queue was missed by me! Was that a flirt, was that a hello! A smile, a flatness of facial expression, a discussion of my passions! A fixation of my likes! Don’t be afraid, you have just meet a  “queer transman with aspergers”. A maze of tags to reflect my eye into this world! Am I with my social eye, my friend, my polaris! I might be alone in a corner, I might be dancing! I might be with hands full of paint! I might … Continue ReadingPOEM // A Queer Transman with Aspergers!

Performance // Poetry

“THE BUTLER PERFORMANCE” 2009 I walked around as a Butler,  handing out scrolls with my poems,  on the tray was  Prosthetic Dicks “Packies”. POEMS Written by Ethan-Kristy 2009 Am I, Am I more of a man than you? Am I more of a woman than you? Am I more of man transitioning? Am I more of man with this silicone penis? Am I less of woman for wearing this penis? Am I less of a woman for transitioning? Am I, less Than more or more than less? I am, I am a man without a penis. I am a woman … Continue ReadingPerformance // Poetry

The Alphabet Soup – [DAEE]

“DAEE” Appropriated Dummies book cover design by Ethan-Kristy Diversity, Acceptance, Equality & Education [DAEE] I am not a gay male, I am not a bear, I am not woman, I am not male, I am all and none. How you perceive me is not my identity. My histories and identities are not linear, they are diverse and continue to change. In my life I have fallen under many labels. I have been at different times perceived as  woman, man, gender queer, lesbian, bi, gay, bear, transgender and even heterosexual. My identity has more variations than this acronym “LGBTIQ” I am … Continue ReadingThe Alphabet Soup – [DAEE]

Drawings // Inkblots

Ink & Pencil on Paper. 2015 [ Private Collection ] I was looking at my collection of dicks. For over 10 years I was a prosthesis artist, hand making corrective medical devices such as penile prosthetics & STP (stand to pee) devices for Men, Trans Masculine and Gender Diverse People across the world. I have hand made many flaccid various life-like dicks made from material that feels like real skin. I started to play with them, thinking of performances and how our body and body parts occupies the space. I experimented with several mediums, painting the dicks and then taking impressions. … Continue ReadingDrawings // Inkblots

Photograghy & 3D // “It”

Sculpture 2015.  Further developed into a photographic series. Hand made from found objects. Constructed using different gendered dolls, action figures, and child games. The doll was made to reflect how much of a freak and outcast I was treated living in a body that didn’t assign to any gender “NORMS” constructed within a Western patriarchal society. I was constantly questioned in my gender, treated as a freak of nature, interrogating my gender, asking if I was a boy or girl?  Many times just labelling me “it”. A label that followed me for most of my childhood and teenage years. Today, I still get questioned on … Continue ReadingPhotograghy & 3D // “It”

Painting // Rite of Passage

A series that examine the personal struggles of transitioning from female to male. The confrontation of expectations, perceived ideas of masculinity and shadows of the past. Fragmented – Multimedia: Acrylic, Ink & Charcoal on Canvas. 76 x 38 cm. Description: A representation of a fragmented mirror of self that one has before of acknowledgement of the shadow that is always in the background! Liberty –  Multimedia: Acrylic, Ink & Charcoal on Canvas. 40 x 50 cm. Description: The process of liberty of the true self and the mourning process that one has for the woman.

Painting // KarmaTranSutra

A pictorial study of the ancient art of Kama Sutra with a Trans twist! A raw, explicit look at sex, gender & sexuality from a Gay Transmale perspective. How “identity” plays around the “gender spectrum” and in turn deciphers Sexuality! ….Or does it? Anatomy at Play, Role Play, Gender Play, and the many sexualities that play within!

Painting // I stand before you today

“I stand before you today as a man but I had to kill my woman” Still life 1# “1 day in every 14” is a still life of  my injection day! A lethal injection to my female body a Testosterone injection every 14 days for the rest of my life. Still Life 2# Obituary Date: 21/09/1999 is the day I started hormone injections. The Newspaper shows actual real woman who died on that day including myself as my former female body! Hanging woman with half modified body,  a transitional state from female! Making a choice to kill my female body to … Continue ReadingPainting // I stand before you today

3D // Penile Prosthetics

Artistry of the Penis – Adventure of “Home Grown” Since 2004-2013 created wearable penile prosthetics for daily use & sold online. All natural & Allergy Free human skin compound moulded into various penis shapes. Also created harnesses & Stand to Pee devices.