Counter-histories of Queer-feminist Live Art: A Transversal Cartography
University of Roehampton, London
Year of enrolment: 2019
This research will provide a contemporary analysis of artists and collectives whose lives and practices have been informed by queer and feminist politics, aesthetics and ethics. Departing from post-2000s artistic manifestations, I will lay out the case for what I will argue is ‘queer-feminist’ live art by employing a transversal approach to the art historical canon.
With this research I aim to map and connect, transnationally and cross-generationally, a queer-feminist live art network which cannot be gathered under one single ‘movement’ or pre-established historical factors. I will argue that notions of queer and feminism shift and transform both aesthetically and politically according to the context, geography and period to create alliances and hybridisations with specific counter-cultures and publics.