HB dear queer!
thanks to i12bent:Birthday of Claude Cahun
(b. Lucie Schwob, Oct. 25, 1894 - 1954)…Above: Untitled, 1929
“Originally and most publicly a writer, Cahun rarely published and never exhibited her photographs which were not created, for the most part, for public consumption. Although recognised for her literary contribution in France, in the English-speaking world Cahun has come to be known primarily for her performative self portraits of the 1920s, in which she donned a range of costumes to play out a series of cross-gendered identities.” (Tate Gallery)
I insist on a prime truth: we must discover, handle, domesticate, make irrational objects ourselves to appreciate the particular or general merit of what we have before our eyes. For that reason, in a certain sense manual workers would be better able to understand its meaning than intellectuals, if everything in capitalist society, including communist propaganda, did not keep them away from it. That is why you are beginning to put your hands in your pockets and maybe empty out their contents on the table. — C.C.
happy birthday! expect some claude cahun spam.