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Riding Sliding Rumba


These moves are both hetero and homosexual courtship activities of dances with peccaries (riding), long-eared hedgehogs (sliding), and guinea pigs (rumba). Part of a decade-plus exploration of biological exuberance, a term coined by Bruce Bagemihl in his paradigm-shifting 1999 book by that name. I have been learning from and working with this book for a long time. This print is a piece of a repeat pattern that I created to print on fabric at the Women’s Studio Workshop in November 2019. It is also a taxonomy of terminology. The terms that describe the multiverse of queer animal behavior is rich, colorful, and ripe for word play. Possibilities expand for all.

Posts by Mary Tremonte

The Mirage of Art Basel

The Mirage of Art Basel

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Erick Lyle, longtime zine writer and journalist, of Scam Zine, On the Lower Frequencies, and more, spent the past month in Miami covering Art Basel and Take Back the Land,….