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Gestures of Defiance/Performing Defiance

Mary Coble (Akademin Valand)
Offentliggjord i:
The Defibrillator Gallery, RAPID PULSE INTERNATINAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, Chicago, Illinois,
Konstnärligt arbete, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Performing Defiance and Gestures of Defiance embody the exhilaration and exhaustion of an extended protest allowing for unpredictability, messiness and failure as strategies in the fight for non-conformative values. Using codes, traditions and tactics from queer history such as the pink triangle-the iconic and reclaimed symbol for homosexuality, the tactical frivolity of glitter bombing and the raised fist as an act of opposition Coble pushes a simple expression of dissatisfaction to it’s potential in a durational act of resistance. Performing Defianceis a live performance that was created as part of a larger artistic research project created as part of a larger artistic research project evolving around the histories of queer activism and related political protests. Questions are asked such as: How can resistance be formulated from a queer or marginalized position in consideration of/with power, privilege, categorization and normalization? What are the tactics, props and gestures used in the history of queer activism related political protests? How can they be archived and activated and re-performed? Is “tactical frivolity” a viable strategy of protest? Focusing on queer strategies of resistance attention is on the raised, clenched fist as a key symbol of protest.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Gesture, Defiance, Performativity, Performance, Political, Art and Activism, Time, Queer, Resistance, Raised Fists, Sexual Politics, Homo-normativity, Body, Artistic research, Performance Art Festival, Live art, Photography, Glitter Bombing, Raised Fist, Tactical Frivolity, Drag, Pieing
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Typ av arbete:
Artistic Work (Live Performance, Photography, Installation)
Posten skapad:
2016-03-09 16:18

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