Monday, October 13, 2008

drag it up, drag me down...

Upcoming in Traffic: 'The Past Rewritten - A Future Imagined'

Drag King - Camp Acts, Queer Bodies, Desiring Audiences

The motivations for, and intentions of, the performances of any given Drag King are various as Drag Kings themselves. The boundaries tested by the Drag King are reached through his performances, with the participation or refusals of his audience - as an embodied queering of play across gender. The Camp and Drag traditions from which his performances draw facilitate this, and draw out erotics - an essential performance of the Drag King - articulated through varied methods of access to the incoherently gendered or re-gendered body. Working through the piece as a desiring audience, these acts are examined and explored in the light of this desire.

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