HVNGRY for more

2021

photography series (of 6 pictures as of July 2022)

84 cm x 126 cm

concept, photography, post-production

Valerie Reding

models 

Bruna Bomfim de Sà aka Bruna Phoenix Revlon, Edwin Ramirez, Elie Autin, Sandro Niederer aka Helio B. Poderosa, Sebastien Rück, Titilayo Adebayo aka Silver Tears

set design, costume design, accessories, makeup

Valerie Reding

production assistance

Nicolas Dubosson


photography assistance

Mahalia Taje Giotto

design of neon yellow acrylic bracelets

Milko Boyarov

flyer design and communication

Valerie Reding

production, administration

REDart, Valerie Reding

partners and financial support

Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Étienne Germain, Fondation Indépendance by BIL, Kulturfolger, Lust*Art by Luststreifen Film Festival Basel, LOS - Lesbenorganisation Schweiz, Ministère de la Culture du Luxembourg, Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Pink Cross, Réseau Grand Luxe, Stadt Zürich Kultur, TGNS - Transgender Network Switzerland, TROIS C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, zürich moves!

Welcome to our pantheon of queer icons, where otherness, diversity and vulnerability are nurtured, shared and celebrated. We are HVNGRY for more - hungry for more tolerance, more respect, more freedom, more visibility, more protection, more rights, more solidarity and more love!

 

HVNGRY for more is a series of portraits of queer people with diverse bodies, cultural and social backgrounds, sexualities, gender identities and their various expressions. Strongly inspired by the aesthetics of video games, camp and pop culture, HVNGRY for more wants to create a safe space for the exploration of alternative representations of trans and non-binary people as well as QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color) - far beyond gender binaries or other alienating societal categorisations. 

 

The portraits, costumes and makeup are created in close and consensual collaboration between the artist and the people portrayed as well as in respect of their respective fears, traumas, gender and body dysphorias and personal no-go’s, ensuring that these representations are aligned with their individual biographies, wishes, needs, stories, identities, gender expressions, body images and cultural origins.