Aubrey Longley-Cook contributes his incredible animations to "(De)Tangled."
It was love at first sight when we saw Aubrey Longley-Cook's animated embroideries of RuPaul. Leading a 35-participant workshop, Longley-Cook called on many hands to cross stitch the multiple images that form the looping GIFs you see here. The images recall the moment RuPaul transitioned from relatively unknown drag queen to national icon with her 1992 music video, Supermodel. The blonde beehive, the crisscrossing threads, the months of labor, the extraordinary transformation, the project captures the often hard work of self-presentation and self-celebration that is at the heart of "(De)Tangled."
Aubrey Longley-Cook is an Atlanta-based thread tugger.
Participating artists include: Ashley Anderson, Paul Bazen, Kimberly Binns, Jess Bernhart, Katherine Bernhart, Rachel Burnstein, Clay Butterworth, Shay Buckley, Kaitlin Commiskey, Olisa Corcoran, Lauren Cunningham, Jared Dawson, Kate Doubler, Sarah Durning, Jane Garver, Maggie Ginestra, Sally Hansell, Brooke Hatfield, Tricia Hersey-Patrick, Andre Keichian, Taryn Kelly, Christina León, Adrienne Lowe, Romy Aura Maloon, Lauren Macdonald, Amy Salley, Steve Sauer, Chris Seely, Nathan Sharratt, Nathaniel Smith, Christa Tinsley Spaht, Hester Starnes, Mike Stasny, Drew Watts, and Elizabeth Yates.