“Male Polish and the Exorcism of the Sweet” performance at CAA, 2/06/16
“Male Polish” interrogates the transactional nature of femininity and the effeminate through the lens of male-desired, gender normativity.
The performance is sourced from the longest period of my life where I felt un-present in my own body as a cornerback on my 8th grade football team. It was in those four months of gender-based psycho-displacement where the rules of cis-gendered performance were violently, emotionally and physically, made aware to me.
The installation will be based on 45-minute football practice, with practice drills and physical conditioning. During the performance, the body will examine the power, pain and presence of the feminine in spaces explicitly designed against its own expression and the attempted exorcism of feminine qualities from male bodies.
For a full listing of The Feminist Art Project and American University’s presentation at CAA, click here.