This day of discussion, art, and performance will celebrate and interrogate diverse fem(me)ininities and their position within queer and feminist culture and communities.
High or low, hard or soft, theatrical, artificial and parodic, or natural, innate and authentic, queer fem(me)ininities enact the variety and fluidity of queer identities that are never singular, unified, or coherent, and cannot be tied to any one, stable definition. Associated simultaneously with the safety of heteronormative "passing" and the isolation of queer invisibility, at once challenging and experiencing the full force of the (cis-hetero)male gaze, queer femininities occupy a contentious place in both heteronormative and queer cultures.
Taking an explicitly intersectional approach, in this day of discussion, art and performance we will forefront the complexities of how queer fem(me)inities intersect with other aspects of lived or embodied identities, including class, race, age, dis/abilities, and gender and sexuality.
This event is organised and hosted by Dr Vikki Chalklin.
1-1.30pm - Welcome and intro by Vikki Chalklin
1.30-3pm What Fem(me)ininities mean to me: panel discussion with Alexa Athelstan, Caroline Walters, and Zinzi Minott.
3-3.15pm - Break
3.15-4pm - Performance by Bird La Bird
4-4.45pm - Artist talk: Zinzi Minott
4.45-5pm - Break
5-5.30pm - Performance by Travis Alabanza
Followed by reception
Photocredit: RUDY LEOWE
Dates & times
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|27 May 2016||1:00pm - 6:00pm|
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