Fagget fucker (sic) alphabet
- Smith, Mark Addison
- Fagget fucker (sic) alphabet
- 1. "Fagget fucker (sic) alphabet" (original, lowercase, and uppercase set); 2007, archival ink jet print of digitally manipulated graffiti letterforms; source material from men's truck stop bathroom; 50" x 36." 2. "fagget fucker (sic) alphabet" (detail from site-specific men's truck stop bathroom installation); 2007; archival inkjet photograph of digitally manipulated graffiti letterforms applied on bathroom wall source material with rub-on inkjet transfer paper; 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" photograph in white mat and 12 3/4" x 10 3/4" black metal frame.
- This work was included in The Kinsey Institute Juried Show 2010. He was interviewed regarding this specific project at the opening reception.
- Smith is fascinated with bathroom graffiti, specifically its public and private dynamics in relation to negative labeling, body identification, and queerness. For this body of work, using the homophobic text he discovered in bathroom stalls as a model font, he developed an original alphabet. After generating his alphabet system, he returned to the public restroom and installed his own coded, textual reading "let's face it we're all queer," on top of the source.
- Kinsey subjects