Note pour moi-même

19 octobre 2009

Tammy Rae Carland is a zine editor, artist, filmmaker and owner of the independent lesbian music label Mr. Lady Records.

In the late 1980s she co-founded an independent art gallery in Olympia, Washington with Heidi Arbogast. The two teamed up with Kathleen Hanna, who often did spoken word performances at the gallery, to form the band Amy Carter. Although the band broke up she remained friends with Kathleen, who contributed to Tammy's next project, the fanzine I (heart) Amy Carter, which was widely written about in the 1990s. Other contributors included Donna Dresch. After the demise of this zine, Carland then turned her focus to photography and filmmaking. Excerpts from her film Lady Outlaws and Faggot Wannabes are included in the documentary film She's Real, Worse Than Queer by Lucy Thane, and Carland is also interviewed in this film. She has also been a contributor to Joanie4Jackie, a film compilation zine created by Miranda July, which featured Dear Mom and Becky 1977 in the first and second issues respectively. She likes girls who wear pants on their head.

Tammy Rae Carland's photographs appear in the book The Passionate Camera; Queer Bodies of Desire edited by
Deborah Bright and Lesbian Art in America edited by Harmony Hammond. Her videos Odd Girl Out and Lady Outlaws and Faggot Wannabes have screened internationally. Mr. Lady Records have released recordings by The Butchies, Kaia Wilson (Carland's ex-partner), and Le Tigre.

© Photo Tammy Rae Carland, Lesbian Bed (extrait d'une série)