As NYC-based art collective Girls Only prepare for their first collaboration with progressive London model hub Anti-Agency, the ever-colourful Arvida Byström gives us a glimpse into her offerings for the three-day show. Aiming to deconstruct ideals of beauty, break down the boundaries between gender and sexual preference and question the gender politics that remain so ripe in today’s so-called ‘modern’ society, the exhibition will host a range of work from artists including Ayesha Jones, Chiara Mottironi and Violette Esmeralda, among others. For her part, Byström has teamed up with fellow creative Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski to create a pink-tinged, music-video inspired film. One of two collaborations with new music project Mancation, the piece is described as an ode to ‘female-identified individuals’. Byström explains her inspiration: “Mancation did this cover of The Knife’ ‘Pass This On’, which just happens to be one of my favourite songs. I guess me and Jaana turned the music video into a contemporary version of the idea of having a crush on someone, where you’re on, let’s say Facebook, and would try to stalk peoples’ identities and find out about your crush’s next move so you can maybe ‘bump into’ them.” Take a look at the premiere of the film above, and flick through the gallery for a taster of what else is to come.
Anti-Agency x Girls Only will exhibit from December 12-14 at Celestine 11, 4 Holywell Lane, London EC2A