To Be Normal Is Not a Healthy Aspiration, 2019


Image of To Be Normal Is Not a Healthy Aspiration, 2019

Print, ink on Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper

29.7 x 42 cm

Limited edition (of 100, all signed and numbered by the artist)

"Patti Smith’s hairy armpits. Poly Styrene’s braces. The defiant gaze of bare-chested mud-smeared Ari Up and the rest of The Slits. The sounds they made.

It is impossible to imagine the threat that these women represented to the status quo. For some of us though, they were impossible alien creatures of immense power and allure walking among us. Modelling new ways of being in the drab world. Let us not forget what a place of power the margins can be."
- Rachael House, 2019

The original banner, created in 2011 and currently on display at DLWP as part of the exhibition Still I rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act 2, is part of a larger project, Rachael House’s Feminist Disco – putting the ‘disco’ into ‘discourse’


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