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A fantasy in three acts presenting nine narratives from personal to scientific on the experience of desire, shame and identification of the material queer body. From the embodiment of an image to the pathologisation of queer behavior in evolutionary theory to a story of wilful self-sacrifice in an attempt to join with another, these parts present at times heavily constructed narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.
Victoria Sin (b. 1991, Toronto CA) is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing, and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. This includes drag, science fiction and storytelling.
Co-published with PS/Y for Hysteria, 2018. 56 pages, 124mm × 196mm.
The Explicit Body in Performance interrogates the avant-garde precedents and theoretical terrain that combined to produce feminist performance art. Among the many artists discussed are: Carollee Schneemann, Annie Sprinkle, Karen Finley, Robbie McCauley, Ana Mendieta, Ann Magnuson, Sandra...