March 31, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Braintree
part of a series on Taboo
About the speaker
Leah Ball is an artist and community organizer whose work confronts the complex and politically charged intersections of sexuality, sensuality, feminism and femininity through the mediums of design, illustration, ceramics and metal. With the Pleasure Project, Leah subverts the benign domesticity of traditional household items by applying illustrations of people pleasuring themselves to functional porcelain objects, such as mugs, platters, pitchers and vases. She can be found performing personal narratives at the weekly experimental showcase Salonathon, on topics ranging from masturbating on a plane, queerness, race and identity, and “process-oriented” virginity. With longtime collaborator Chelsea Ross, Leah is co-founder of the ongoing Feminist as Fuck project, which uses portraiture and personal narratives to document and engage the many Feminisms to form a future plural.
Alongside Chelsea and Kristen Kaza, Leah is also co-founder of Shop Sensual, a weekend-long market, exhibition and workshops centering the personal and political power derived from explorations and expressions of unabashed sensuality. Her work can be seen on the set of Two Queens in a Kitchen, at Chicago’s beloved queer-owned shops Humboldt House, and Asrai Garden, and exhibited in Miami, New York, New Orleans, Austin and Chicago, often instigating feminist dialogues.
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