Time for a little Update on how I use my accounts:
@TQ ☄ is my main account. Posts switch between English and German, and I toot about more general stuff.
@TQ 💫 is my smol, private account. Toots auf deutsch, nur Freund*innen!
@TQ ✏ is my artsy account, there I post sketches and abstract paintings! It's wuite active these days!
@TQ 🐍 is my coding account, which I use only when I have a project.
I also often boost posts from my 2 "special" accounts over on my main.
Feel free to follow or mute. ❤
wir suchen für ein radiostück & eine ausstellung (beides arbeiten für die uni) kurze anonyme statements zu erfahrungen mit alltagsdiskriminierung in deutschland. optimal wären sprachaufnahmen, aber gerne auch schriftlich, wir würden das einsprechen lassen. deutsch oder englisch. für das radiostück werden die statements dann mit ausschitten aus landtagsdebatten gegengeschnitten (die statements an sich werden nicht verändert). wenn ihr da lust drauf habt, schickt mir gerne eine dm!
Fitness yoga, move it 2020
Another way with yoga! Didn't skip a single one this January - so far. #MoveIt2020
Despite feeling quite under the weather, I painted today. I worked on mark making and abstract language, and it's been tough. I'm out of practice.
I worked on 6 small canvases simultaneously, and I'm considering adding more layers when everything is dry, simulated in the third photo.
I might call those "The Skies". #mastoArt #creativeToot #traditionalArt #wip #wetpaint
Western fitness yoga daily
Happy to report we're still doing our small yoga sessions every day. #MoveIt2020
And it's even in parts pointing a finger at myself for feeling called out and alert when some people told me my art looked like it's been painted by a woman.
I mean, it's interesting how I reacted to that. Even though I'm quite conscious in my choice of color, style, sujet. I chose not to look like sone white cisdude with mommy-issues!
Interesting. Very interesting. #YouPaintLikeGender
And thus, judging art by the means of "fitting" into a less successful category in the market can be problematic. Because, being already marginalized and having experienced one's work devaluated, one could perceive this as "your art doesn't stand up to the highest standards". One could perceive this as "your art looks less valuable" or "I can't imagine you succeeding". #YouPaintLikeGender
My point is: The art world is just as biased as the rest of the world. People who experience marginalization and discrimination in other places will experience the same in regards to art. They'll see their work rated lower, especially if it concurs with stereotypes associated with their marginalization. And while e.g. women might get more social encouragement to do floral, colorful art, the resulting (stereotypical) "feminine art" isn't as appreciated or well-paid. #YouPaintLikeGender
If you're not looking over the shoulder of an artist right while they are creating it, the work was somehow *selected*. Often by gatekeepers who are more likely to let one kind of person pass (whom they expect to be successful?), while they hold others back. And of course, if you see art on the web, probably by algorithms that pushed some art and held other art down, by selecting one website and not another one. And then of course: By the artist themselves. #YouPaintLikeGender
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