MAKER | Linder Sterling: Collage x Punk x Fashion x Performance Art

A celebration of the creatives who remix their craft in thought-provoking new ways. 

Inspired by the Dada movement and unhappy with 1976 North England society, artist Linder Sterling’s collages are made of cutouts from pornography and advertising—a visual commentary on identity, sexuality, fashion and society.
A well-known figure of Manchester’s punk and post-punk scene, Sterling’s provocative sleeve for Orgasm Addict by Buzzcocks in 1977 is one of her most famous works. Collage was crucial to punk because as Sterling puts it, “it was about making sense of the world. With collage, you make things wrong to make them right”.