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"For the third day of Unbound, I have chosen three books that I would have loved to receive as Christmas gifts but because no one ever buys me cool shit, I bought them myself. (JK. I borrowed them, performance artists don’t have money for books!). The books are about artists and discourses that mean a lot to me as a person and as a practitioner. They speak to subverting or reclaiming identity as Black and/or people of colour, as queer people and as trans people. Being of an identity that is marginalised already sets us up for a life of performing on an everyday basis, just to survive in a world dominated by assumptions. Performance is at the core of our identities and these books speak to our experiences of not just art but also life."
Krishna Istha is a writer, comedian and performance artist.
The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is touted as a sign of a liberal...
An important perspective on the ways outsiders negotiate mainstream culture. There is more to identity than identifying with one’s culture or standing solidly against it. José Esteban Muñoz looks at...