In July 2017 the South African Equality dismissed charges of Hate Speech against their exhibition of a poster using the words »Fuck White People« in the Iziko National Gallery. The Chief Magistrate found that the work’s context, as art, brought attention to structural racism and white supremacy, and drew South Africans to a »critical moment of self-reflection«. Dean Hutton presents PLAN B, A GATHERING OF STRANGERS (OR) THIS IS NOT WORKING reflecting on the affects of their performance of very simple acts of dissidence in a transgressive Fat Queer White Trans Body. The lecture explores how strategies of Technology as self-reflection and Radical Sharing, Queer Love and Queer Disobedience contribute to »making whiteness strange« by destabilising the normal invisibility of whiteness to bring the white body under surveillance.
Dean Hutton is a genderqueer (1) artist interested in portraiture as co-authorship; social media as narrative; technology as self-reflection and provocation; public conceits & queer identity as body of work. Dean Hutton has been working across photography, video, social media, performance and community action since the late 1990s and co-curated the #notgayasinhappy #QUEERasinfuckyou Film Festival in 2015.
(1) Genderqueer is a non-binary transgender identity
The performance is part of Lust am Widerspruch
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Duration 60 Minuten
By and with Dean Hutton
With support by Institute of Creative Arts, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Oppenheimer Memorial