Friday, June 12, 2009
June 4: Elisha's 100 Butches! An interview with Elisha Lim
oh dear dear dear, Elisha is so great! I met with her in Toronto. She tells the history of the beginning of her project: 100 Butches.
We talked about her comic style, and process. We talked about the nuances, and limits of the word butch. We talked about how what she originally wanted to acheive through the project has changed. We talked about the gay-stream main stream, and how Elisha's idea of her audience has changed.
I think her work is really important, as a historical, and continually relevant archival project. As a hot, great conversational art piece that holds up a mirror, crumples it up, and lays it out in a series of bright, personal, and realistic portraits. I love it, and it was a joy to meet her. Buy the book when it comes out.
Check out the archives at cfru to hear the interview at http://www.cfru.ca/archive.php or email me and i'll send you an audio copy of the interview!
Check out Art Threat for another interview with Elisha Lim http://artthreat.net/2008/01/100-butches-an-interview-with-elisha-lim/
Find her on No More Potlucks at http://www.nomorepotlucks.org/article/ego/butch-46