Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy
Wynne Greenwood (born1977, USA), K8 Hardy (born1977, USA)
Greenwood is a video artist and musician who plays all three parts in the art-punk trio Tracy + the Plastics. Hardy is an experimental filmmaker and founding editor of the art collective LTTR (Lesbians To The Rescue). Both artists work across a variety of different media, encompassing performance and film in their practice.
In New Report 2005, Greenwood and Hardy play reporters for a fictional feminist news channel. Broadcasting from various locations on a cross-country road trip, they uncover hidden stories of desire and resistance in women’s lives. Their reports explore the parameters and packaging of news, and challenge ideas of what is newsworthy. Invoking childhood make-believe, 1960s activism and 1970s feminism, New Report is a critique of the absurdities of the news machine.
Hardy’s fashionfashion 2002–6 parodies fashion magazines and photography, targeting their portrayal of women and the female body as a site for capitalist consumption. The artist mugs, preens and poses, sending up stereotypes of heterosexual male fantasy in her ‘brand new feminist trends’. Recalling the do-it-yourself zines of the 1990s Riot Grrrl movement, fashionfashion is grainy, humorous and sometimes grotesque.