Fic Factory

2016

pencil & acrylic on card  /  30 x 42 cm

The power of stories to seduce, comfort and represent is as old as time itself. This has not diminished in the internet age. Fan culture invented 'slash': a genre of fan-ficiton pairing same-sex characters in romantic narratives, reworking the landscape of mainstream entertainment into a queerer shape. Online fandom is an explosion of creativity, dedication and feeling. Democratising the media, fans are building a monument to their OTPs - their favourite ships - that will endure beyond the season finale.

[ made for LGBTQ charity Stonewall's 2016 Stonewall Season art auction ]

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