July 8 2015 at 6 p.m.
Camp: an aesthetic of the self – inventing a persona
Presented as part of the Camp Fires exhibition, this lecture by Art Historian Karl-Gilbert Murray will focus on certain characteristics of the camp aesthetic. Camp is a genuine aesthetic of the self related to a type of gay sensibility that expresses the idea of taking a proud, provocative effeminate attitude. It will be contextualized through many visual representations from various artistic disciplines and popular culture.
The lecturer will attempt to demystify what Robin Metcalfe has identified as “signifying practices” and “historical circumstances of stigma,” encouraging the ability to invent a persona of resistance through
Presentation in French with a bilingual question period.
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