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Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers (2017)

I’m an interdisciplinary artist, writer, researcher, and translator. My text- and research-based practice spans poetry, performance, lecture-performance, video, translation, and multimedia collaborations. My performances are polyvocal and opulent research into the ways we are choreographed by language and often visualise, embody, or translate text via sculptural objects, costume, movement, and installation.

I am the author of Meat (2015), Fantasias in Counting (2014), and 12 Steps (2012), and the translator of Uljana Wolf’s Subsisters: Selected Poems (2017) and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where (2015). My piece Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers was performed at La MaMa Galleria in New York in March 2017 and at Bold Tendencies in London in September 2017. I recently co-founded the multi-media and multi-genre performance collective GORGONIA. My new performance and installation Emilia Galotti’s Colouring Book of Feelings was selected for Art Night London and presented at the Bargehouse/Oxo Tower on 7 July. You can follow me on Instagram.

I am currently a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, finishing my first scholarly book, Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital, forthcoming from Stanford University Press in 2019. I’m interested in thinking, writing, and talking about twentieth- and twenty-first-century avant-garde writing, performance, video and mixed-media art; practice-based research; transhistorical print and publishing culture; aesthetics; queer-feminist theory; translation and multi-lingual writing. (faculty page)

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Photo credit: Anika Komarowski