Research Students 2016

Dean Hutton

Plan B / A gathering of strangers

Plan B aims to offer an alternative to research methods to provide a reinterpretation of intersectional experiences of identity, queerness, colonialism, social justice and is deeply rooted within Decolonial Practice. I propose that site-specific performances can fluidify boundaries, breaking the fourth wall, where artist and audience collaborate in a dialogue aimed at shifting ideas of power and so-called public space. Embodying an avatar named Goldendean I participate in an evolving public performance exploring the fascination with the flesh, in particular the flesh of non-normative queer bodies and how they inhabit and take space, challenging the arbitrary values we place on normalisation and assimilation. It is love, shifting boundaries, quietly from the centre of attention.