Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
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.
ix, 52 pages
Includes bibliographical references (page 52).
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