Liv Fontaine

5 of cups / 3 of swords

£570.00

Glasgow-based Liv Fontaine imposes her sharply feminist perspective on audiences through anger-driven performances: expect a manic vocal style, cutting sarcasm and confrontational bodily exposure. Her uncomfortably hilarious material, though filtered through various personae, is evidently personal as well as political—and recently she has confronted a challenge rather different from patriarchy: illness. Yet in a typically positive manner, being bedridden facilitated a new expansion into drawings that carry her character-led diatribes into a blitz of images, slogans and challenges. The darker days of me and him sees her appear, defying a nasty skin condition, as a lizard prostitute. The men still pursue her. “They see me,” she says in a linked short story “as the ultimate trophy—my ugliness now so curious it’s confused with sexiness.”

From The Chronicles of Chronic Sickness (2019): A4 drawing, price inclusive of VAT, exclusive of shipping.

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Glasgow-based Liv Fontaine imposes her sharply feminist perspective on audiences through anger-driven performances: expect a manic vocal style, cutting sarcasm and confrontational bodily exposure. Her uncomfortably hilarious material, though filtered through various personae, is evidently personal as well as political—and recently she has confronted a challenge rather different from patriarchy: illness. Yet in a typically positive manner, being bedridden facilitated a new expansion into drawings that carry her character-led diatribes into a blitz of images, slogans and challenges. The darker days of me and him sees her appear, defying a nasty skin condition, as a lizard prostitute. The men still pursue her. “They see me,” she says in a linked short story “as the ultimate trophy—my ugliness now so curious it’s confused with sexiness.”

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