Eothen Stearn

Feminist queer artist interested in craft, memory, emotions and modalities of speech. Read more... 

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Vagina Loquens

July 28, 2018

“Vagina Loquens is a sonic collaboration between visual artists Eothen Stearn and Kari Robertson and academic and musician Gill Partington.

The project investigated through voice, interview, literature, narrative, noise, synth, pop and hip-hop the evolution of the figure of the talking vagina from 18th century colonial France to the contemporary context. The resulting work is a critical but playful examination of the relationship between the spoken word and the vagina, what we call it, what it calls itself, what it calls us. The piece also attempts to de-essentialise the vagina, to make the vagina a modality, an agent, a circluding form rather than a passive piece of anatomy.

Featuring excerpts from: Les Bijoux Indiscretes – Denis Diderot & On Circlusion – Bini Adamczak.

And samples of: Sheela-Na-Gig – PJ Harvey, Period Piece – Jenny Hval, Our Musical Ode to The Clitoris – Refinery29, Not Tonight – Lil Kim, My Vag – Awkwafina, Pussy – Lady, Boss Ass Bitch(Pussy Rap) – Nicki Minaj, Equal Rights – Ishawna, Pu$$y – Iggy Azalea, P-U-S-S-Y – Azaelia Banks, Straight Outta Vagina – Pussy Riot, Throw That Boy Pussy – Fly Young Red, Time to Tell – Cosi Fanni Tutti, To The Moon & Back – Fever Ray

And the voices of: Lila Athanasiadou, Shraddha Borawaka, Daniel Toumey, Kari Robertson, Tracy Hanna, Erika Roux, Larisa David, Lili Huston-Heterich.

Produced by Dr Klangendum for Worm/Concertzender. Jingles by the Doctor.”