Alex Drummond is a cognitive behavioural psychologist and trans rights activist, who recently shared this amazing video of Del La grace in Warwick. Del LaGrace Volcano (born in California in 1957) is “one of instigators of polymorphous perverse queer culture.” A formally trained photographer, Del’s work includes installation, performance and film and interrogates the performance of gender on several levels, especially the performance of masculinity and femininity.
“As a gender variant visual artist I access ‘technologies of gender’ in order to amplify rather than erase the hermaphroditic traces of my body. I name myself. A gender abolitionist. A part time gender terrorist. An intentional mutation and intersex by design, (as opposed to diagnosis), in order to distinguish my journey from the thousands of intersex individuals who have had their ‘ambiguous’ bodies mutilated and disfigured in a misguided attempt at ‘normalization’. I believe in crossing the line as many times as it takes to build a bridge we can all walk across.”
Del LaGrace Volcano, September 2005