French Surrealism and Chill (with Kalie Frisky)

On this episode we will be chatting it up with Kalie Frisky, we’ll explore collaborations through  the somewhat recently re-discovered work by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore – two French Surrealists in love! Also Tiffin’s fit with film will drop a new hit, there’s the answering machine, and we’ll have a little bit of fun with inspirational quotes.

Kalie Frisky

Kalie Frisky is a color film photographer from New York. On this episode, we’re focusing a bit on collaboration, and since Kalie does just that, we thought we’d have a little talk with her.

@kaliefrisky on IG


Here’s a few of her shots:

Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore

Claude Cahun was born October 25, 1894 as Lucy Schwob. Though raised in a wealthy and artistic family, her childhood was plagued by misfortune and abuse. Her mother was institutionalized with a mental illness, her father wished, for her own suffering’s sake, that she had  never been born. She was sadistically bullied in school, and was prejudiced against because she was Jewish. 

It was in this state, at the age of 15, that she met Marcel Moore, born two years before Claude, as Suzanne Malherbe. There was immediate attraction, and then love, and they would spend the rest of their lives together. 

But first, they split for schooling – Lucy attained a literature and philosophy degree, while Suzanne attended a school of drawing and design. This education would form the foundation for all their artistic pursuits – apart, and in collaboration.

And this collaboration is why we’re talking about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. 

In this piece, we reference a bunch of their photos. Here they are:

And here are some of Marcel’s photomontages and illustrations:

Books we suggest:

Don’t Kiss Me: The Art of Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore edited by Louise Downie

Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun by Jennifer L. Shaw

Zine Reviews!

We reviewed two zines! Eric took on My Only Homeland; An Unfoldable Zine by Jessica Fuentes. You can (and should) get it here.

Vania covered NSEW zine. Not only does it feature Vania, it’s got Jason Biehner, Kaleb Starr, and Sonja Langford.

You can get it here.


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