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Corrine Bot will be presenting her art works at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition @ Hampstead Town Hall / InterChange Studios, The Atrium, Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP. (Entrance from footpath on Haverstock Hill) / Tel: 020 7692 5800 / Wise Thoughts: 0208 8899555 / Mon 8 to Friday 19 Nov (Sat, Sun closed) 10.30AM to 5.30PM / Entry Free

Corrine is also selected to screen her short film ‘Kiss Boxing’ at  GFEST 2010 Short Film Screening 2 @ Rich Mix , 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA / Box Office: 020 7613 7498 / Fri 12 Nov @ 7.30PM and Thurs 11 Nov @ 9.30PM

Corrine Bot:

I am preparing a couple of Jack & Jill exhibitions in the near future: GFEST in London, LA Women’s Theatre Project in Los Angeles,  and the COC in Rotterdam (COC Nederland is a Dutch organization for LGBT men and women). I am also working on my new experimental short.

I would describe myself as an independent working artist, working with video and photography.  I sometimes fantasise about when I’m dead someone will find the Jack & Jill album with all those pictures of them in it. Would be fun if they don’t know that it was an artist who made it all up!

Corrine Bot: posing herself in male & female roles

The Jack and Jill photography project, in which I play both boy and girl, has a very confusing gender issue for some people . Reactions I’ve heard: ‘Are they twins?’ ‘Is it a lesbian couple?’ ‘Are they brothers?’ But I think the people that attend GFEST can relate to the (gender-) subject of the Jack & Jill Snapshots. Please check my ‘Jack & Jill series’ blog & Facebook page.

I don’t see myself as a gay artist, although some of my work is linked to gender in some way – Living together apart, And then he was a she, Already dead, Two sides of the mirror, Eyew(h)it(e)ness, and the Jack & Jill Snapshots of course!.

Art plays a very important role in ‘educating people’. That’s why it’s also important to show ‘queer art’ in the ‘non-queer art’ scene, and making it clear that it’s not uncommon that there are people who fancy the same sex, boys that look like girls, and girls who look like boys (Will women ever stop looking angrily at me when I am entering a ladies room?!).

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Now in its fourth year, GFEST is supported by the Mayor of London, dignitaries, Ministers and MPs from all the leading parties, various London boroughs and Arts Council England.
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GFEST 2010  images on  http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST

GFEST 2010 Visual Art :  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624870998137/

GFEST 2010 Short Films: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624995610876/

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LONDON: GAY ART FESTIVAL : GFEST 2010 showreel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJ9UWJX1fg

More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST in short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

GFEST Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar

WISE THOUGHTS is an arts charity that organises GFEST – Gaywise FESTival  in venues across London.
GFEST web networks: http://www.wisethoughts.org http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/niranjan.kamatkar http://www.gaywisefestival.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/gfest https://gaywisefestival.wordpress.com/ http://www.yoursemotionally.com/ http://www.myspace.com/interviewwithapolitician http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/ http://www.youtube.com/user/wisethoughts http://uk.linkedin.com/in/niranjankamatkar http://www.myspace.com/gaywisefestival
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