The performance Queen. I’m queen. Most freaky queen you’ve ever seen. (2015) elucidates social power relations and investigates the shifting of power that appears between a performer and its spectator in different performative situations. The performance uses the stage/the idea of the stage/the dance studio to place the performing body within a choreographic context. From this position the performing body can return with a difference and use mimetic repetition and citation in order to reveal the constructions of gender. The performance aspires to embody and interpret a ’freaky’ theory stated by Renate Lorenz.* This embodiment is exemplified through an identity that is not yet stable, and wishes not to be - an identity that tends to be understood as deviant - an identity that shows fragility with very sharp edges.
*”[A] ’freaky’ theory does not stand outside social power relations. It produces inventions and images that offer alternatives to social power relations that are more than and different from a critique or subversion of social norms.”...”[A] freaky theory and art will upset the relations between author, reader, and object, or at the very least destabilize it.”
- Lorenz, Renate, Queer Art: A Freak Theory, Transcript, 2012, p. 8...p. 24
Information about the performance:
Score/performer/set design – Rasmus Raphaëlle Östebro
Lenghth – approximately 20 minutes
Performed at DOCH SUMMER SCHOOL RESIDENCY- PRESENTATION WINDOW.
Photo (GIF): Johan Lundin
© Rasmus Raphaëlle Östebro 2011-2020