NSFW: King’s Random (Hybrid Tea) Translates Into Cakes And Babes.

Linder, AKA Linder Sterling, is quite an accomplished lady. The UK musician (influential in the Manchester punk and post-punk scene), fine artist, and performance artist has her hands in all types of pies — or in this case, cakes. Her first solo show at Sorcha Dallas in Glasgow, Scotland uses “dirtied” female forms as its centerpiece.

In Sorcha’s press release of the show, Linder says:

“Instead of continuing with my life-drawing classes, I had drawn the semi-naked women in men’s pornographic magazines. This was as much a political act as driven by curiosity. Pornography had its own debased codes, and my intention was to understand them. Not to ‘borrow’ them, and never to collude with them. But to understand them seemed and seems important.”

The collages, which feature racey women with oddly-positioned moist cakes and flowers, certainly have a juicy sense of humor to them. They’re equally sexy as they are off-kilter.

Also featured in the show are installations, mixed media pieces, and drawings. Fascinating and tongue-in-cheek funny, the show runs until May 22nd, 2010.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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