Performing Identity as Intersectional

TFAP@CAA Day of Panels, February 6, 2016
Organized by Zoë Charlton and Margo Hobbs

The theme of the 2016 TFAP Day of Panels is the representation of identity as intersectional. Participants explore what it means to perform the body, to facilitate discussions of identity as multifaceted. Gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality are acknowledged to complicate the very categories they construct. Representing intersectional identities frame understanding across difference, and promote political alliances through intersubjectivity. The ways the body is presented and represented can elicit from the viewer a sense of self-identification by supporting conventional relationships to the body or by introducing contradictory interpretations of identities. Strategies include examinations of the intersectional as camouflage, armor, concealment, and bait; and acts of assimilation, subversion and defiance. The panels recognize that feminist art is not strictly concerned with gender, but participates in a larger discourse critical of established power structures.
** The third and fourth panels are unavailable due to technical issues. **

A Project in Honor of the 10th Anniversary of TFAP presented at TFAP@CAA 2016


Day of Panels Schedule & Abstracts