Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2014

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Robert Glasgow

Abstract

My work is an investigation of the discursive practices effecting queer subjectivity. With a focus on the historical, cultural and psychological I am re-imagining what it means to relate in the world as a gay subject. Research and material experimentation inform the creation of metaphorical objects, images, spaces and performed actions that engage the whole of a viewer in order to disrupt, deconstruct and recreate ideas of queerness and question hegemonic hetero-normativity. The pedagogical traditions of ancient Greece, the history of gay liberation movements, AIDS and the radical resistance of ACT UP, as well as contemporary socio/political queer issues, Freudian and Lacanian psychological traditions, queer theory and political activism all have a place in my practice.

Pages

ix, 52 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 52).

Copyright

Copyright 2014 Jaime Colin Knight

Included in

Art Practice Commons

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