Hand in Glove - sinister hand vested sable lozengy couped

Leahy, Mark (2012) Hand in Glove - sinister hand vested sable lozengy couped. Open Letter: Negotiating the Social Bond of Poetics, 14 (8). pp. 74-82. ISSN 0048-1939

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Abstract / Summary

‘Hand in Glove’ intercuts men’s bodybuilding poses with the charges of heraldry. An exploration of looking and being seen, the performance references Lacanian theory, and ideas around disgust and display.
The performance mixes medieval heraldic rules for structuring a coat of arms with rules for men’s competition bodybuilding. The seven compulsory body-building poses are overlaid with the charges of heraldry, in an exploration of the gaze and with quotations from selected queer narrative writers (Robert Glück, Dennis Cooper, David Wojnarowicz). Examining scenes of looking, seeing and being seen, the performance draws on Lacanian theory, and ideas around disgust, abjection and gesture.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: performances: Dartington College of Arts, Devon, UK; 13th December 2004 Dartington College of Arts in a revised version; 4th December 2005 Geekfest, Bournemouth, UK, in a text version with images; 10th June 2006 Tempting Failure (curated by Thomas J Bacon), ]performance space[, Hackney Wick, London; 4th March 2012
ISSN: 0048-1939
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Performance > Theatre
Depositing User: Mark Leahy
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 13:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:04
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/789


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