Council House Movie Star

  • Mark Edward


This chapter provides an overview of my interdisciplinary live art and film performance, Council House Movie Star. I trace the chronology of the life experiences and ideas which fuelled and were applied to the work, including considering the themes of ageing and drag performance. The cross-disciplinary nature of this art work leads to a critical discussion of queer visibility rooted in discourse on queer theory, and the location of drag in such theorised ideas. I develop strategies for mesearchers to document and incorporate personalised processes into their performance, detailing some of the potential features of what Robin Nelson terms ‘liquid knowing’ Nelson (Practice as Research in the Arts. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. p. 48).


Queer Drag queens Film Gender Fat Freak 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Edward
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  1. 1.Department of Performing ArtsEdge Hill UniversityOrmskirkUK

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