Cekca Het: Trans Panic Mission Gallery, Swansea
17 July - 28 August 2021



This exhibition is me, me then and now. It’s a mess of noise and memory, hope and fear; it’s a paene to the long lost and a statement of intent; it’s an exploration of secrecy and a lived life; it’s a search for a safe place within the hard wild reality of being trans.
The following is a text edit from Trans Panic magazine, produced as part of the exhibition at Mission Gallery, Swansea in 2021.


I'm caught between different states, officially: born and created in one, with time, experience, life, loves, people, messages, communications, paperwork to match (in the eyes of others); and living in another, one that I have been dreaming of, manufacturing and living for as many years as I can remember, to (re)make myself anew. I now have yet more proofs of who I am and will be; proofs on paper and trails online, proofs in stone, written, drawn, recorded; official statements in full. I have the beginnings of another whole lived life.

This is another new year. I'm about 11 in new years; I am coming to that time when in my earlier life I like to think I made myself; me, my heart, my fears, my wants and desires, my places and loves, my confusions. It was the '80s; I was sneaking Smash Hits and Melody Maker under the covers, figuring the closest I'd get to being a woman was Martin L Gore, ffs.



The work for this exhibition was made during 2020/21, while based at g39, Cardiff on a Freelands Foundation fellowship, and supported by a grant from Arts Council Wales.





Image:
Cover for Trans Panic magazine,
Cekca Het/Rhiannon Lowe, 2021
photography: Megan Winstone
styling: Charlotte Wilcock
mua: Amy Jenkins
mua Ist assistant: Jackson Freeman


Cekca Het is Rhiannon Lowe,
and the product of Rhiannon Lowe.

WIP, as is she.

This site can be noisy
so turn on the noise,
if you like.

There’s other stuff at
rhiannonlowe.co.uk

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Cekca Het is currently supported by ACW,
based at g39 through Freelands Foundation.


Buy artwork, noise and merch at
cekcahet.bandcamp.com/merch




Image: Knuckle dusters, 3D print
Designed and manufactured in collaboration with Ric Bower and Rob Kennedy
@ricbower @robertkennedythings
3d print render