Ball, Jasper Gregory
Imagining Male Femininity (2009)
Digital prints on Inkjet
5 x 6 feet
Ball, Jasper Gregory
Imagining Male Femininity (2009)
Digital prints on Inkjet
5 x 6 feet (detail)
Jasper Gregory Ball

This work documents my attempts to re-imagine myself as queer, trans, and genderqueer. My project deals with threads in the following ways:

1) Threads as Fashion - I use clothing to explore and project new gender identities and to attempt 'impossible' genders.

2) Threads in 'real' social networks - I documented each day of my exploration while I formed new threads into different queer social spaces, and gained participation from new actors by gaining recognition of my new identities and recruiting strangers to take the photographs.

3) Virtual social network threads - The photos with text were circulated through the very large fashion virtual community of the flicker wardrobe_remix as a form of gender activism, where they weaved a network and generated 125,000 views, and served to help other Imagine Male Femme.

The other photos will come from the following collection http://flickr.com/photos/jasperswardrobe/sets/
72157609013045180/

Ball, Jasper Gregory
Imagining Male Femininity (2009)
Digital prints on Inkjet
5 x 6 feet