Queer Futures: Jack Halberstam
|Date and time||April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Location||102A Jerome Green Building|
In 1913, an undanceable ballet was performed to the harsh dissonant clashing sounds of a perverse symphony. In 1959, a man threw acid upon a nylon canvas and called the disintegration that ensued “art.” In 1964, a Black singer howled and screamed her protest against racism in America. In 1976, a group of shock haired punks spat at the camera and questioned the humanity of the queen. In 2012, a boychild became a broken vessel for the light of a harsh future. Sometimes the force of speech breaks the speaker, the violence of sound contorts the dancer and the singer; protest can turn art into weaponry. Welcome to auto-destructive art.
This talk will explore at least three variations on Auto-Destructive art from the 1960’s to the present, although I believe we could date the emergence of this aesthetic method to the beginning of the twentieth century