Kemi Adeyemi's writing and curatorial projects use performance as a site and methodology for exploring black queer life. In this talk, she explores the relationships between verticality and race, examining how racialized investments in the 90° angle often violently shape Black life. She further considers how black queer subjects operationalize the angularities of leaning (of, say, 75°) to radically refuse the protocols of “proper” embodiment and politics alike.
The lecture will take place as part of Clarissa Sacchelli's K3 residency. During the residency, Clarissa searches for bodies that defy gravity, are neither vertical nor horizontal, and make themselves vulnerable while caring for others.
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is Assistant Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Director of The Black Embodiments Studio at the University of Washington. Her writing and curatorial projects use performance as a site and methodology for theorizing the contours of contemporary black queer life. Her co-edited volume, Queer Nightlife, came out in Spring 2021 and her forthcoming book, Feels Right, will be published by Duke University Press Fall 2022.