Velvet/Rudi is a Drag King artist working with different mediums to discuss inclusivity, queerness and nature through their work. They work with tactile materials such as ceramics and textiles connecting these physical objects to performances and video works.
Most recently their practice has focused on the creation of garments from scrap fabrics and common weeds, creating a link between the phenomenal qualities of nature and that of a queer body.
Through moving image, they use storytelling to rewrite narratives that have been inscribed on female and non-binary bodies, using subtlety and pathos humour. In their performances they develop a language through
dance, combining ballet and interpretive dance to perform a chaotic and passionate performance of masculinity.