Louie is a queer artist whose costume and performance practice blossoms from the abruptness of being defaulted to man or woman. Louie’s performances ponder how clothing and adornment contribute to embodied social situations: “I have to question the limits. What do they tell me to wear? How can I move my body?” Louie’s costumes make queerness ultra-visible; they liberate, in a spectacular unity of body and textile.
Louie’s works feature here in Wellington, as well as at previous shows in Germany at Greenhouse Berlin and at an artist residency at The Custom House in Hokitika, New Zealand.