Tayla Haggarty’s practice is fixated on exploring the complex question of what constitutes a lesbian feminist artwork, and more specifically, how one can effectively represent the personal lesbian erotic. These investigations take form through performance, installation and sculpture. The work typically explores how the lesbian feminist identity can be translated and constructed through materials, to formally articulate and archive lesbian experience. The works often employ industrial or ready-made materials that when constructed within the space, are arranged to heighten the elements of tension and balance and the components of ‘sameness’. These undertakings are often habitually minimal, site specific and employ humour as a tactic to engage viewers. This use of humour aims to break down the serious topics surrounding lesbian sexuality and relationship politics, further making the experiences that form the foundation of the practice more relatable to those outside the queer community.
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Image: Tayla Haggary, ‘Lesbian Mating Call (talking laughing loving breathing fighting fucking crying drinking writing winning loosing cheating thinking kissing dreaming), sculptural installation, cement mixer, 2 litres of lube, floor grit, extension cord. Wet, Oral Ari, 2015.’ Image by Louis Lim.