A Spell to Bind All-Male Conference Panels: On Incantation, Embodiment, Abjection, and Queer Speech Acts


  • 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, West Court
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa. They completed their PhD at Goldsmiths in 2016, with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification and abjection. 

Their current work consists predominately of writing, performance, film, and sculpture, and engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire, and revenge.

They had a solo show at Arcadia Missa in March 2016, A Dead Writer Exists in Words and Language is a Type of Virus and launched their debut novella, Virus, also at Arcadia Missa. Their work has been the focus of two solo exhibitions in Cape Town and has also recently been shown/performed at Nottingham Contemporary, Matt’s Gallery, Tate, The Showroom, a.m. gallery, the ICA, Gasworks, and Guest Projects in London. In 2017 they curated DEEP ANGER TRUE LOVE TENDER CARE at The Horse Hospital.

Stupart has taught at the University of Cape Town, Goldsmiths, Camberwell Arts College, London College of Communication, Oxford, and University of Reading, and they are currently a Lecturer in the Art School at Birmingham City University.  They have worked as workshop artist in education teams at South London Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre and Tate Galleries. Stupart recently completed an in-schools resource with Tate Schools and Teachers to support teachers in using art to talk about gender.

This lecture performs relationships between cyberfeminism, witchcraft, and abjection, within the context of a body of work including spells, karaoke, installation, and a science fiction novella. 

 

Part of the School of Art Friday Lecture Series 2018/2019.