Sitting at the kitchen table, bended over a big bowl of steaming chamomile herbs, my head hidden underneath a large bath towel, my swollen face moist and glowing, covered with hot drops dripping from the top of my sore nose, feeling soppy and snotty and all, thinking of girl power while reaching for the next tissue, I decide that this moment of physical discomfort and emotional melt down might well be the perfect timing to listen to some energetic existential crisis songs from dramatic dadaist contralto and ferocious trans apocalyptic noise performance artist Jill Lloyd Flanagan aka ‘Forced Into Femininity’. As soon as I turn on the ‘Erase Your Grave’ album I get a kick from deep down inside my belly. The disruptive noise from overheated synthesizers, hectic drumbeats and primal vocal eruptions might have awakened the unborn attentive listener inside my (m)otherworldly womb. Causing a heterogeneous yet homogeneous clash, poking the stubborn grid of individualism, questioning cultural role construction in a gender blender diffused society. Making me wonder, while reaching for the next tissue, is it going to be a boy or a girl or...?
Inge Van Den Kroonenberg
During your performances you throw yourself with an outrageous, almost maniacal energy into the audience. In a wild and untamed fury you climb trees, cars, fences, waste containers, traffic signs, furniture, stairways
Would you say that changing norms or tendencies in the art world demand a certain adaptive attitude from an artist or that art itself can be considered a ‘carte blanche’ that invites you to reinvent yourself?
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On the album 'Erase Your Grave' there is a song called Lana Del Ray while on the previous 'I don’t exist therefore I can do
How did your transgender identity evolve during your personal life and artistic career? How is it of influence on your aesthetic practice and music?
I first came out in my early 20s and have since then grapple
Can you tell a bit about your latest tape release 'Erraticism' that came out recently on print zine and cassette label Popnihil. Besides “an act of resistance against Real Music and Real Art”, 'Erraticism' can also be