A talk on queer masculinity between Kevin Seaman (US), Kwanele Finch Thusi (RSA) and Carl Olof Berg (SWE). Kevin Seaman is an artist, curator and consultant based in San Francisco. Influenced
A talk on queer masculinity between Kevin Seaman (US), Kwanele Finch Thusi (RSA) and Carl Olof Berg (SWE).
Kevin Seaman is an artist, curator and consultant based in San Francisco. Influenced by the city’s rich drag culture and history of queer provocation, Seaman creates community-engaged interdisciplinary performance and digital media exploring contemporary queer experiences at the intersection of gender and sexuality. Seaman is currently working on the interdisciplinary theatrical performance #femmasculine investigating gender’s relationship to gay male sexuality and toxic masculinity’s dissonant role in American culture.
Kwanele Finch Thusi is a senior lecturer in Drama For Life at Wit University, Johannesburg. He has worked with students since 2009 by teaching dance and performance studies. During the festival Finch will host a workshop and show an exert of his dance piece PINA, a three year research journey about silence – the silencing of black expressionism because of history and genetic psychology. PINA places Black expressionism in the forefront. Multidisciplinary in nature, the work lives in gallery, museum, site and theatre spaces since 2015.
Carl Olof Berg’s work and his artistic practice as a choreographer deal with the intersection of masculinity and prestige. He utilizes his body as his method, material and ethos while taking into consideration his personal physical histories as a trained dancer and queer male. His work seeks to answer various questions regarding bodily practices and the construction of male prestige, often asking just how and at what point are the processes that make a man prestigious destabilized?