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Title:((Failing Upwards))
Author(s):Jones, Christopher
Subject(s):Art and Design
Painting, Sculpture, and New Media
Abstract:As a queer person whose relationship to gender and sexuality has been shaped, in part, by the "failure" and "malfunctioning" of my body, my research is situated at points of intersection between queer and crip discourses. I am interested in the intersection of learned systems of body and language and in exploring strategies that disrupt conceptions of normativity. My work aims to disrupt or complicate white patriarchal continuities by exploring how those lineages assert themselves aesthetically. Using material/formal strategies that demonstrate ways in which these structures have articulated themselves through notions of cultural legacy, I hope to create ruptures in the layers of cultural/political/historical sediment through which compulsory normativity is disseminated. As such, much of my work is drawn from personal experiences related to the interstitial space between body and identity. I am specifically focused on exploring complex and difficult facets of individuals that situate themselves between multiple identity distinctions.
Issue Date:2020
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Christopher Jones
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-14

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