“Works of art are like people. Some you don’t feel like spending time with after you’ve met. Others seem interesting, but you’re over scheduled and don’t want to make any more commitments. You can always look them up later right? Once in a while, you fall madly in love and have a wild affair - until someone else comes along and steals your heart. And sometimes you become friends and the friendship grows and deepens and lasts a lifetime.” - Marcia Tucker
When you're an artist who shares their work online, you eventually start stumbling onto other artists who share their work online too. Once in a while you even find artists whose work you adore, and who adore your work too, so you become allies, then friends, then collaborators (not always in that order).
Friendship is Magic is a collaborative site-specific installation created by artist friends Clea Felien, Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess, and Ambivalently Yours. The show explores how the enthusiasm, language and rituals of girl culture can be used to represent ideas of friendship as a radical act of resistance in a political climate that is increasingly promoting xenophobia and separatism. In a world where adults are encouraged to cultivate potentially beneficial business connections instead of friendship, what does it mean to celebrate friendship instead?
AY x STEPHANIE ROND
AY x LA FILLE BERTHA
AY X WILDHUMM