Tamsyn Challenger is a British artist known for her critically acclaimed gender political installation ‘400 Women’. She works across a broad spectrum of mediums to realise large scale conceptual ideas. In 2014 Challenger presented ‘Monoculture’ at Summerhall, exploring ‘selfies’ and representation in an age of social media, sexuality and the effects of cultural homogeneity. The edition ‘Flat Love-Byte’ portrays a modified chastity belt in the colours of twitter. The teeth of the device allude to the ancient folk tale vagina dentata – in which a woman’s vagina is said to contain teeth, resulting in injury or emasculation for the man during intercourse.
Challenger’s most recent project ‘Twitter Chorus’ is a further development of the ideas explored in ‘Monoculture’. It was staged for the first time in 2015 at London’s Southbank Centre; in March 2016 it will be reimagined on a dramatic scale with multiple choirs participating as part of the Southbank’s Chorus Festival.
Challenger was born in Penzance and studied at Winchester School of Art and at the University for the Creative Arts where she has since been a visiting lecturer.
FLAT LOVE-BYTE, 2016
An edition of 45 copies and five artist’s proofs were created of this print – all signed and numbered by the artist.
C-type print on gloss paper using conservation Giclee inks, 42 x 29.7cm
45, A3 editions – £115.00 (unframed), £145.00 (framed)
5 Artist proofs – £350.00 each (unframed)