Queerly Feeling Art in Public: The Gay Liberation Mo(nu)ment
Zebracki presents a creative standpoint piece, combining auto-ethnographical writing and found poetry of own fieldnotes, to achieve a novel dual aim. Focusing on the Gay Liberation Monument in New York, he first explores the under-addressed affective relationship between materiality and sexuality through the medium of a public artwork. Second, he probes into the relevance of queer theory as a productive mode for ‘queerying’ the representational paradox that is part and parcel of translating observation of public artwork in both research practice and research output. The analysis also draws attention to the transformative potential of rendering situated experimental research as a public work of art in and of itself.
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