A LOVE LETTER TO DRAG: Algo Romantico (2021)
A recording of a virtual performance lecture given as part of my MFA graduate studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Part manifesto, part love letter, part poetry and part lecture on the topic of the power of drag, manifesting desire through melodrama, the inherent vulnerability of existing as visible queer bodies, ideas of becoming and "returning home", and performance as glitch.
Inspired by following texts: "In Defense of Performance" by Guillermo Gomez-Peña, "Glitch Feminism" by Legacy Russell, "Borderlands" by Gloria Anzaldúa, and interview with David Hoyle in "The Art of Living", and "The Sense of Brown" by José Esteban Muñoz.
Lecture given on November 9th, 2021