Monsieur Plastique – Paul
The Netherlands – Groningen/Amsterdam
Originally from a small town in Noord-Holland, Paul became a phenomena in the club world of Amsterdam, noticed for his joy for dancing and outrageous outfits. Almost by change, he became a DJ and a performance artist, which is how Monsieur Plastique was born. Together with his friends, Paul is the man behind a number of underground queer club concepts, and he has become a well known figure in European nightlife.
Drag Queens of the World is an international research project, combining art and anthropology. Its unique in its scope: We met, interviewed and photographed drag queens from all over the world, we went to their clubs and made background research about their place in their local environment. The project has resulted in exhibitions and lectures from Sao Paulo to Tromsø and from Tijuana to Dhaka. Currently, we are rounding of the project by making the book Drag Queens of the World, which you can contribute to in our crowdfunding campaign. All the art works are for sale, and lectures, art events and consultancy services can be arranged with us at the Faketory and our artistic director Martijn Crowe.