Tracing Queerness: A Roundtable on Gesture, Space + Disciplinary Boundaries
AB Brown, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Performance (Colby College).
Sturtevant, Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Go-GO Dancing Platform), 2004, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Photo: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise (Open Space SFMOMA).
Robert Irwin, Untitled, 1970–71.
6:00 – 8:00 PM MIT Department of Architecture The Keller Gallery [7-408] 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
AB Brown (they/them) is a performance artist and scholar. Their creative and scholarly research practice explores aesthetics of statelessness that carve out critical and coalitional practices of unbelonging across gender, ability, geography and history. They use performance to attune audiences to the potential of affect, aesthetics, embodiment, and materiality to disrupt nationalist, settler colonial, racist, ableist, and transphobic politics that undergird concepts such as citizenship, subjectivity, the body, and history. They received their PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and are currently assistant professor of contemporary performance at Colby College. Their writing can be found in The Journal of African Cultural Studies, Women and Performance, Text and Performance Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail as well as the anthologies Queer Nightlife and Queer and Trans Migrations. They are a Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader through the Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly Woodrow Wilson Foundation) and a recipient of the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund.