‘From Their Lips: real sex work’ is an exhibition co-curated by Kezia Davies and Samantha Moreno, featuring works by Norene Leddy with Andrew Milmoe, Ed B. LePow, and Melissa Gira Grant, Alli Logout, Vera Rodrigues and Nayra Green, and Christoper Bond. The aim of the project is to provide a platform for sex workers through art, and to add more voices to the crucial discourse surrounding sex work. The exhibition features works created by sex workers or made in conjunction with sex workers.
**Private View 20/04 6pm - 9pm**
As well as getting a first look at the exhibition, there will be a performance by Christopher Bond, ‘Did You Bite The Hand That Fed You’, and refreshments with donations going to Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM).
Vera Rodriguez will be doing a talk via Skype on Sunday, April 22nd, exact time TBC
We will be hosting a screening of the film Sunflowers of Nicaragua (Girasoles de Nicaragua) by Florence Jaugey on Monday April 23rd at 6pm
Artists & works:
Alli Logout - Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush
Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush follows the lives of a group of queer femme sex workers living together in a house in Texas and deals with overlapping themes of race, gender, feminism, sexuality, and sex work to present an honest and hopeful narrative.
Norene Leddy with Andrew Milmoe, Ed B. LePow, and Melissa Gira Grant- The Aphrodite Project: Platforms
The Aphrodite Project: Platforms has been described as a “social sculpture” designed as a conceptual homage to Aphrodite. It consists of platform shoes simultaneously designed as a practical device for sex workers and as a new media artwork to promote a public dialogue. The shoes contain a small screen that plays videos related to Aphrodite and can display advertising for the sex worker wearing them; they also feature an alarm, GPS, and a button to signal the police or sex workers’ rights groups, to promote safety for sex workers. The shoes have previously been shown as sculptural objects and used as part of various performances.
Vera Rodriguez & Nayra Green - Behind the Window
Behind the Window was created through the Sex Work Stories workshops, a series of workshops that teach sex workers skills in a variety of artistic media and display the results. The short film is based on a text written by Nayra Green about the day to day life of a sex worker that follows her thoughts while she is working, presenting a more human side to sex work.