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February 12 – March 6 2005    Fri – Sun 1-6pm

Esther Planas

On the 25.11.04 Esther Planas wrote in her online diary:
dear diary....seems I still alive...seems that no one has done it yet.....I want to do it..but fuck..I am a coward...maybe some day....

Esther Planas is the achingly and archetypally poetic visionary, playing out her own life/love/art dramas in her work – meshing it all together in a glorious fuck it collage. Her confessional practice predates Emin, influenced instead by the original hardcore exponent of the genre, Kathy Acker.

Esther’s is a plaintive world where everything is continually in flux. Her persona shifting between the wannabe roles of rebel, rock-star, artist, painter, poet, porn star and writer. In her art this personal world is opened up, creating a space for the audience to drift through, to read her narrative as they would a text.

As we tumble down the rabbit hole and teeter on the edge of chaos we realise that unlike Alice, Esther’s wonder is an underland created from inside her own fetishes.

Esther Planas is a visual artist, writer and musician – she is the publisher of Dark Star and plays with Dirty Snow.