Itziar Bilbao Urrutia has lived and worked in London since 1996, where she has set up a practice in artistic circles linked to subcultures. After doing a Masters in Visual Arts at Goldsmiths College, her interest in the sexual disobedience of the Monstrous Feminine, has led her to include tools of expression unrelated to the art tradition.
portrait of the artist as a sadist: recreational/ revolutionary/ repugnant
“They say that men use women. Use them for what? Surely, not pleasure!” - Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto, 1968.
The Department for the Ladies Well-Being is the governing body of our Superior Society of Female Dominance. The word Dominance is used here for clarification purposes for the uninitiated: for us it's redundant. We are simply the Superior Species, whilst biological human males are known as the Lesser Species.
We acknowledge the obvious: that, in accordance to the writings of the Divine Ms Valerie Solanas, we acknowledge that the Lesser Species is obsolete: “a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage” (Solanas, 1968). The result of this social engineering is a society fit for the Superior Species, freed of the Patriarchy that preceded it. Our Superior Ladies can pursue a meaningful, rewarding life designed to the feminine in all its forms, from the nurturing to the monstruous.
We believe that nature is overrated. Mixing the Lesser and the Superior Species is like crossing a thoroughbred horse with a donkey. On occasion, the Lesser Species may be allowed to perform as “real men” (their absurd obsession) for our amusement. Our Ladies, on the other hand, are without exception, pinnacles of unnaturalness -or, as we like to refer to it, genuine fakes-. This means that the reproductive function, with its oppressive emphasis on the biological as destiny, has been vanished. We will defend our right to monstrous sterility by force if necessary.