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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Gesetzgeber wünscht wilden Gruppensex

The Lady Ms. Davis has been so behind with everything that she missed the dates for her colleague Maria Norrman´s Lisbon residency exhibition. Today was the last day, but go to the web site to get more information and I´m sure those of you in that part of Europa will have another opportunity be exposed to her many and varied talents.

MARIA NORRMAN | “?Lind? and Jane Avril”
OPEN | 26-27-28-29 October 2023, 16:00-20:00
ENTRY | Free

We are pleased to present “?Lind? and Jane Avril”, a flash exhibition by Maria Norrman, artist in residency at Zaratan.

Her recent work has been centered on the forgotten Swedish female impersonator/drag queen ?Lind? (John Lind, 1877-1944). She has also continued working with French dancer Jane Avril (1868-1943) with whom she has an ongoing project since 2003.

Norrman aims to find one or several ways to bring them back from obscurity.

The research around these characters take the shape of video-performance, photos, textile and mixed media works. While her investigation on ?Lind? mainly focuses on his story, his dances and costumes, for Jane Avril, Maria has made a textile work in devotion to her life as an elderly woman, a continuation of previous work.

BIO: Maria Norrman (b.1987) is a Swedish visual artist who works with video and photography in combination with performance and costume making. She received her MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden, in 2013.
Norrman often uses herself and different characters in her work which allows her to put her appearance and gender expressions in relation to the participants. The works explore the meeting between hers and other people’s fantasies and topics such as war history, gender and sexuality.
Norrman often works with long term projects such as her drag persona Millennium Star, which was created in 2012, and her 20+ years ongoing obsessive relation to French dancer Jane Avril (1868-1943.)

Friday, October 20, 2023

Nicht falten, spindeln oder verstümmeln

Mennellaiv was an ambidexterous super schtar with his lean musculature and cocker spaniel like eyes. What he lacked in length and girth he made up for with rigidity and an earnestness that couldn´t be beat on the brat with a baseball bat. Anne de Lavney couldn´t resist his single standard and unbound freedom of exhale. Anne gave of herself to Mennellaiv with nary a worry or doubt. She just new it was the right right and left of left.


Evie Rüsseler the Bear Boy is one of Europe´s favourite artists of note. Everything she does is goldenen. Her latest tone poem Katzenmusik/cacophony is no exception. You will delight in the florid poetry and delightful verbiage of the texts and will covet the drawings and photos by Honigtoast.

Order your copy at:

Stampa Bear Boy

Benderstraße 140

40625 Düsseldorf,