Peeling Objects for Queer Play | esse arts + opinions

Peeling Objects for Queer Play

91 - 2018

What allows for an object to recognized as a person? What happens to the ways in which the body signifies when it is anonymous, partial, or abstracted? In this essay, the author looks at two collaborative sculpture installations that expand the boundaries of what reads as human by unsettling gender and creating forms playfully poised between the known and unknown. Rather than positioning the non-normative as knowable through representation and, as such, readily available for inclusion, Genevieve Flavelle considers how gender and sexuality can be figured beyond categorization and how our valuation of personhood can expand beyond constricting binaries of male/female, gay/straight, and cis/trans.
[Traduit de l'anglais par Margot Lacroix]

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