Research & Sources

The research listed below will be main lines of enquiry within my practice at the beginning of third year. It will influence the main text produced for my dissertation, as well as short, individual pieces of writing; such as my research portfolio featured on this document. 

Future Sources

Alexander, H. (2016) Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken. New York: Skira Rizzoli 

Bolton, A., Koda, H., Blanks, T., & Frankel, S. (2011) Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Bowery, L., and Violette, R. (1998) Leigh Bowery: Biography. London: Violette Editions 

Burke, S. (1961) The death and return of the author: criticism and subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2008 

Fashion and Textile Museum (2020) Beautiful People: The boutique in 1960’s Counterculture [Art Exhibition] London: Fashion and Textile Museum, January 2021 

Fried, M. (1998) Art and Objecthood: Essays and reviews. Chicago: University Chicago Press 1998 Becker, H. (1928) Art Worlds. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press 1982 

Hunter, R. (2004) Plato’s Symposium. [Online] Oxford: Oxford University Press. available from <

Losier, M. (2011) The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. [DVD] France: Epicentre Films 

P-Orridge, G. (2002) Painful but fabulous: the live2 & art of Genesis P-Orridge. London: Turnaround Rapoza, J. (2006) Thee Psychick bible thee apocryphal scriptures of Genesis P-Orridge & thee [sic] third mind. [Online] San Fransisco: Alecto Enterprises. available from <

Steele, V. (1985) Fashion and eroticism: ideals of feminine beauty from the Victorian ear to the jazz age. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Wurth Collection (2019) From Head to Toe – Human Images in the Focus of the Wurth Collection [Art Exhibition] Switzerland: Wurth Rorschach, February 2021 

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge use of the term ‘pandrogynous’ throughout their work; pushing past just shared identity. This term describes how I feel better than other terms I have come across. This will be a main line of focus beginning third year, alongside researching their relationship. I have already come across some books, films and interviews which I will research to understand P-Orridge’s work and the term ‘pandrogyne’. 

Fashion is inherently a main aspect in my work; however, I want to expand my external sources that influence this element. Currently I take a spontaneous approach when creating my garments, as the designs are heavily based on how I feel in the moment and the materiality of the fabrics. Moving into third year, I want to make more informed decisions on how I make the clothing and why. Research will revolve round; Alexander McQueen, Leigh Bowery, Daniel Lismore and the different eras of fashion.


Longworth, K. (2012) Genesis P-Orridge


Bowery, L., and Greer, F. (1994) Leigh Bowery


Fadek, T., and The Gaurdian (2011) Eva&Adele