Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fierce Pussy

Righteous, Babe
I first reported about Fierce Pussy here but to reiterate they are:
a collective comprised of a group of queer women committed to creating public art and performing direct action around issues of lesbian identity and visibility. fierce pussy was composed of a fluid and often-shifting cadre of dykes. Adamantly low-tech, fast and low-budget, fierce pussy relied on modest resources: old typewriters, found photographs, their own baby pictures, and whatever material they could get donated. Much of the work was produced using the equipment at their day jobs. Emerging during a decade steeped in the AIDS crisis, activism, and queer identity politics, fierce pussy brought lesbian identity directly out into the streets in a manner characterized by the urgency of those years.
And so I stopped by Printed Matter, Inc today just to browse and I came across a Fierce Pussy compilation that Printed Matter just published. It was only selling for $15 so I had to get it. I love and salivate over this kind of in your face, tough-street activism/artivism.



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