Their practice has allowed them to discover different facets of themselves through gender performativity, performance and everything in between by recreating, examining and decoding hegemonic representations of masculinity(ies) and femininity(ies). Yet through constant evolution and reinterpretation of gender narratives their practice has strove to abolish gender categorisations altogether. In their presentation for open form, among other things, they will address this evolution of gender performativity but also elaborate on their profound fascination with Lana del Ray, of studying her, of experimenting with themselves as herself and ultimately becoming her. Furthermore, Georges Jacotey proposes to deconstruct the aesthetics and intentions of self-portraiture, self-exposure and the creation as well as maintenance of the female celebrity image through social media and the act of resistance of being femme.
Georges Jacotey is a media and performance artist based in Athens. Their work examines notions of gender-queer representation and radical feminism, and has been recently shown at Manifesta 11 (Zürich), CODE art fair (Copenhagen), Nu Performance Festival (Tallinn) and dgtlfmnsm (Dresden), among other places. They have attended the Film Studies department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which they dropped out for reasons pertaining to the greek economic crisis of 2008. In 2015, Jacotey and their partner, fashion designer Nikolaos Tsironis, co-founded the femme clothing label DAGLARA, which they co-run till today.