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Mas'Queer'Raid

Haskell, Thomas (2017) Mas'Queer'Raid. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Haskell, Thomas
Abstract:

As a creolized Trinidadian subject, I navigate the tensions of my heritage and selfhood as a transgressive queer body. Through a critical engagement with ceramic sculpture I fuse the costumes and characters of Trinidadian Carnival in order to manifest tensions of power, gender, and violence through a conversationalist practice. Utilizing texts on the historical development of Carnival and Trinidad, I form a historical foundation upon which I build critical reflection into my embodied past. The resulting characters are solidified navigations of my selfhood through Carnival. I propose that each character then adds to an expanding critical reflection of Mas/Carnival in Trinidad both at home and abroad.

Date: 10 April 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 14:17
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1642

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