Delta of Venus
A queer Dadaist collage and feminist détournement for Anaïs Nin, French bisexual poet and author of erotica for women.
On the subject of penning female erotica Anaïs Nin wrote, “I had a feeling that Pandora's box contained the mysteries of woman's sensuality, so different from a man's and for which man's language was so inadequate. The language of sex had yet to be invented. The language of the senses was yet to be explored.”
“I want my eroticism mixed with love. And deep love one does not often experience. Only the united beat of sex and the heart can create ecstasy.”― Anaïs Nin, author of "Delta of Venus."
"Delta of Venus," Video and music by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
“Delta of Venus" is a détournement from found materials in the Public Domain, or released under a Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain license.
"Delta of Venus," Music and video by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Copyright © 2017 Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. All rights reserved.
Making Women Great Again
"Making Women Great Again" honors all who marched in the Women's Marches, particularly in DC, on January, 21, 2017 and all the international Women's Marches..
"Making Women Great Again" is a film that appears to menstruate: a détournement of a retrograde images from the past. We must not go backwards. The women's movement must move forwards.
Women are dismantling retrograde sexism, stigma and standing together as one. We will no longer be silenced about workplace harassment and inequality. This is a film for all women and minority groups who are attacked, bullied and oppressed under the current occupation. "Making Women Great Again" honors all the survivors who are coming forth and finally being heard and believed. A film that bleeds. —by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, queer bisexual feminist punk détournement artist.
Included in the Directed by Women Film Festival 2017, curated by Barbara O'Leary. A festival of over 10,000 films directed by women. directedbywomen.tumblr.com/archive
directedbywomen.tumblr.com/post/160342778196/yesterday-day-1-of-my-new-365-day See Directed by Women Channel at Directed by Women Film Viewing Possibilities
"A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression."—Kate Millett
"The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination." — from 'Feminism Is for Everybody,' by bell hooks.
"I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves." — from 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,' by Mary Wollstonecraft.
"All oppression creates a state of war. And this is no exception. — from 'The Second Sex,' by Simone de Beauvoir.
See also "Making Gender Great Again Again" vimeo.com/274999017
"Making Women Great Again" is a détournement of a Public Domain newsreel clip from the 1950s - recycled, refashioned, and repurposed.
"Making Women Great Again"― by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Copyright © 2017 Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. All rights reserved.