Silence Of The Femmes is a trans QPOC compilation of traditional femme aesthetic and twisted DIY trash art. Using almost entirely recycled materials, Silence Of The Femmes cleanses clothes stained with makeup and hand sews them into various quilts. Quilts are framed in glossy hot pink vintage frames with femme tools like razor blades, mascara and lipstick wands, shaved Barbie heads, condoms, and cigarette butts.
Ruben Llanillos is a trans femme QPOC artist. Their work embodies ‘traditional’ femme aesthetic with a twisted and absurd lens and analyzes homonormative ‘inclusive’ spaces and strives to dismantle racism in the LGBTTQ* community. They have a background in zine culture and their principle zine is titled GRRRLFAG DRAMAZINE!!!!
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