Lady Kitt is a UK-based disabled artist and drag king who describes their work as “mess making as social glue.” Collaborative projects culminate in large-scale, vibrant installations that dominate public spaces. Works like The Good Books use crafting, performance and research to gently dismantle or reconfigure areas and systems that are otherwise discriminatory, obsolete or uninspiring. The new sites are also environmentally responsible, utilising raw clay, recycled paper and reused plastics in fun and engaging ways. The resulting “folk-art shrines” are driven by a curiosity about social functions of art and creativity.
Image Credits: Lady Kitt, The Good Books, (2022). Installation, recycled paper. 2000cm x 3000cm x 700cm. Photo: Jade Westerman.