The Artist and the revolutionary gender advantages of being OTHER.

With our digital identities stolen and sold by the Silicon Giants, when registering on internet sites, we are frequently asked to identify our gender or marital status. In the art world, the gender issues that are prevalent in the marketplace and financial outcome, make this click a malignant choice. Lately, though, there is a new pop-up category for gender, “the OTHER.”

I embrace OTHER because I realize it relates to a broad specter of gender issues. Knowing there is a large gay community both among artists, galleries, museum curators and collectors, the OTHER seems like it could cater to coded financial benefits inherent?

Or is  ‘OTHER’ a way to break the stereotypes? Is it a place of identification purely on biological or cybernetic factual variation, or is it a place of psychographic identification?

Here are a few variational possibilities:

I am a woman who identifies as a man.

I am a man who identifies as a woman.

I am a woman who identifies as a man who identifies as a woman.

I am a man who identifies as a woman who identifies as a man.

I am a biologically determined transsexual who identifies as a woman.

I am a biologically determined transsexual who identifies as a man.

I am a biologically determined transsexual who identifies as an alien.

I am a non-biological determined transsexual who identifies as an alien.

I am a female artist who makes art with my imaginary male penis.

Now there might be more branches on this sex-identity tree.
But as an artist, the reason for the identifications should necessarily relate to the art?

I am a female artist who identifies as a male artist who identifies as a woman.

I am a male artist who identifies as a female artist who identifies as a man.

 

I am a female artist who identifies as a gay man.

I am a male artist who identifies as a gay woman.

 

I am a female artist who identifies with a no-gender agenda.

I am a male artist who identifies with a no-gender agenda.

 

I am a biologically determined transsexual artist who identifies as a woman.

I am a biologically determined transsexual artist who identifies as a man.
I am a non-biologically determined transsexual artist who identifies as an alien.

I am a male artist who makes art with my transgender imaginary vagina.

This discourse could become more fitting for Standup Comedy than for a dry categorical cynical art world. A multitude of parameters of identification is now possible. This month the chimpanzee artist Congo, (male) is having a retrospective while the robot artist Ai-Da, (female) is having success in the auction houses, the press and with the buyers.

I am a blockchain artist who identifies with my spirit animal the Eagle.

I am a copy artist who identifies with everything illegal.

I am a male artist who identifies with my previous life as Nobel prize winner Marie Curie.

I am a figurative female painter who identifies with my previous life as Jackson Pollock.

I am a non-biologically determined transsexual artist who identifies as a dolphin.

I am a post-internet artist who identifies as a dead curator.

I am a feminist performance artist who identifies as a failed fascist dictator.

I am a cybernetic robot programmed as a male artist and looking like Hello Kitty.

I am a non-human biodegradable identity capable of creating art.

I am a non-human cybernetic A.I. robot capable of generating art.

I am an infantile artist needing management of my career moves.

I am an independent artist having fun while trying to crack the codes of international success.

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I hope you will enjoy my story about the OTHER as much as I enjoyed contemplating it.

Feel free to comment and elaborate on variations of identity choices for the art world in need of categories and of course not to forget how we serve the mass data miners with a multitude of diversity.

Pia Myrvold is an-OTHER artist, living and working in Paris. A pioneer in transmedia art and digital practice spanning 3 decades, MYrvoLD presents exhibitions and events with interactive art interfaces, immersive environments, object production for the art marketplace using variations of no-tech, low tech and high tech production methods with an interdisciplinary art philosophy. MYrvoLD’s cross-pollination methods within media explore hybrid innovation in multilateral stratified economic structures and aspire to ignite the free human individual and collective creative potential. 

 

Links to 2019 and recent art productions:

Interview  Pia MYrvoLD -LightHackSculpture #14.  TIME MACHINE III, with  integrated performance, Extended Reality 2019

http://https://vimeo.com/365019413

Pia MYrvoLD – LightHackSculpture #12 TIME MACHINE Venice Biennale GAD program. Ex Chiesa Cosma et Damiano.
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in_7fhiizgw

Pia MYrvoLD ART AVATAR Exhibition 2017 Centre Pompidou, Paris, and The  Science Museum, Norway. Pia MYrvoLD narrates the experience explaining her intentions, ideas, and experiences in the series.
https://vimeo.com/224438717

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