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Un/Doing | Lia García Performance: “I am the trans bride”

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute
Location
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300
Date
Oct 6, 2022   7:30 pm  
Speaker
Lia García, artist, activist, and educator
Contact
Humanities Research Institute
E-Mail
info-hri@illinois.edu
Views
911
Originating Calendar
HRI

Presentation-performance by Lia García: I am the trans bride: Affection, seduction and radical tenderness to combat transphobia and pain.” Part of the Un/Doing Event Series

From the performer: Resisting from the skin has been one of the spaces of political militancy that the artist has proposed over time to combat transphobia and racism. With this performance she asks herself what happens when trans bodies extend their skin and touch? What worlds do they inaugurate? What touches us when they touch us? The trans bride is a performance that is dilated in time and that, with the help of the pedagogy of affection and tenderness, happens in spaces that were never thought of as homes so that dissident and diasporic bodies will find their freedom.

About Lia García
Lia García is a Mexico City-based performance artist, activist, and educator whose work has been featured at the Annual Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Politics and Performance at NYU, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin, among other universities and cultural centers across the Americas and Europe. Her work incorporates transfeminist critical pedagogies, trans*ness, activism through her method of encuentros afectivos, affective encounters.

Photo by Laura Hernández

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