I’ve been invited by trans scholar Luc Schicharin to give a “genderqueer workshop” on my current research about writing research portraits of trans* visual activists for the event of “JOURNÉES DʼÉTUDES, UNE CHAMBRE À SOI: GENRES ET CORPS EN ART” (Study Days, A Room of One’s Own: Genders and Bodies in Art), organized by Crem and Team Praxitèle at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France
On January 21, 2016 my talk, “I’ll Be Your Crack’d Mirror: Socially Embedded Art Analysis of J. Jackie Baier (Berlin),” will take place in between performances by Camilla Graff and Anthony Marquelet.
A full program runs 20-24 January with multiple speakers and performers. I love that the organizers are highlighting the intimacy of the bedroom, which mixes artistic creativity with sexual life. I will be speaking about how Baier’s Royale portrait project documents her colleagues in the “public bedroom” of the trans woman hostess club, the Royale, in Berlin in the early 00’s. She is now reshooting many of the trans women in studio and home sessions some ten to fifteen years later.