# HIV HEROES

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and consequently you’re confronted

with the question of how to categorise

it. Do you deliberately play with this

uncertainty?

F: Absolutely! When people realise

that what they’ve been looking at is a

giant cunt, and they feel shocked for

a moment, but then smile a bit, that

means I’ve won

because in that

instant I’ve managed

to create

a little shift in

them. Maybe

they won’t notice

it straight

away, but eventually

they might

view something

more openly, even if it’s only some little

thing.

V: Our last question: What direction

are you headed in artistically?

F: My next big series will be about

punk icons, but at the moment I’m also

working on another porn series, which

will be shown in a small group show in

connection with Off Art Vienna about

images you’re not allowed to show in

certain galleries because they depict a

giant pussy or whatever.

V: That reminds us a bit of the Salons

de Refusés in 19th century Paris

where artists exhibited pieces which

the official jury had deemed too ugly

or improper, some of which today are

known as important milestones in

art history. So

it seems like

even in today’s

art

world there

are still a lot

of problems

we thought

had been

solved but

that still need

to be dealt with. On that note, we

hope that many people will still get to

see your pictures. Thank you so much

for the interview and for getting involved!

"When people realise that

what they’ve been looking at

is a giant cunt,

and they feel shocked for

a moment, but then smile a bit,

that means I’ve won..."

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boots and butts, Filius de Lacroix, 2013

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