Klaus combines linguistics and the challenges of censorship with a filthy fanaticism for pornography and the female form. From the rude to the lewd to the downright crude, Klaus straddles a space somewhere between Chomsky and the Chapman Brothers. Klaus’ current work repurposes vintage porn magazines for the digital age, allowing for more colloquial conversations around “sex ed”. By re-appropriating the context and function of vintage porn, Klaus concocts images which are celebratory, bold, and salaciously fun.
This video entitled 'four letter words' presents a series of changing morphological structures. Struck by the neat and fleeting sophisticated font, these semiotic shifts take us across the boundaries of crudeness and vulgarity. We find ourselves in a linguistic fun fair, struggling to distinguish between what is rude and what is banal. The result is highly satisfying. Klaus studied at Central St Martins and now resides in the depths of South East London. Keep an eye out for more of her work on her website and in our upcoming Sex Issue.