Monika Tichacek
Lineage of The Divine
Video Still
© 2003

“I saw Amanda Lepore for the first time in New York in late 2000. I was instantly fascinated by her unreal perfection. She was a living breathing pin-up, her gender ambiguous, however obvious that no one could be born in that body. I have used her body and its interventions to represent a complex set of issues - freedom, expression, possibility, mutation, and desire. Cultural rules and restrictions are discarded, normality and order seem to manifest within a hovering uneasiness.”

Monika Tichacek lives and works in Sydney and is represented by Karen Woodbury Gallery (Melbourne). Her recent solo exhibition, The Shadowers (2005) was exhibited at Artspace (Sydney), CACSA (Adelaide), and the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane).