Hannah Skinner is a Camberwell BA Fine Art Sculpture graduate and winner of the David Troostwyk Matt’s Gallery Studio Award 2019. In 2021, Hannah will complete a 6-month residency in Germany with the Urban Nation Museum to further explore queer expression through clothing and representation…
…for me, this connects to queerness, intimately. I have an affinity for old queer glamour icons such as Cher, Ginger Rogers, and Barbra Streisand.
The faction of queerness that I explored for this exhibition was campness. In making these works I considered my aesthetic choices with Susan Sontag at the back on my mind, who said:
‘The hallmark of camp is the spirit of extravagance. Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of 3 million feathers’.
This helped me push my material choices and evaluate them in a way I have not done before. Campness and opulence are terms that relate intimately to my existence as a queer person and how I think of the perception of my queer self or what queerness is to me.”Read the full interview Read the full interview
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“Every word that is spoken and sung here (the Cabaret Voltaire) represents at least this one thing: that this humiliating age has not succeeded in winning our respect.” – Hugo Ball