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Stickers and Glitter: The Politics of Being Bejeweled and Bedazzled and The Deep Gay Apparatus

Cole, Keith (2012) Stickers and Glitter: The Politics of Being Bejeweled and Bedazzled and The Deep Gay Apparatus. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Cole, Keith
Abstract:

This MFA thesis includes the design and construction of a performance moving
apparatus called The Deep Gay Apparatus (TDGA). It references durational and
performative works by contemporary artists, often emulating the visionary artistic
practice of Jack Smith. The theoretical framework deployed includes the theory of
disidentification as posited by José Esteban Muñoz. The project required a durational
walk with TDGA in which I extensively played with my own Faggotry using radical
artist Bruce LaBruce as an influence. I pushed the boundaries of my body using strength,
both mental and physical and collected the everyday, made drawings, collaged, made
performances and used my body as a documentary tool. I displayed my new artworks at
an open-air exhibition which culminated the five day, 95 hour long performance. The
performative medium was my body, the method was heuristic and time was the theme
that transformed TDGA as an object and me as artist.

Date: 2012
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 19:50
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 19:50
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/62

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