Featured Practitioner: Ellan Parry
Drawing on my background as a scenographer and costume designer, I use the material practices of theatre to position performance as a strategy for dealing queerly with time and history. My PhD project – working title Trans*historical Trans*formations – sits at a nexus of queer theory, queer historiography, performance studies, gender and trans studies, engaging theories and methodologies including erotohistoriography, hauntology and queer temporalities. Situating my practice somewhere between the fleshly embodied and the intangible ethereal, I attempt an answer to the question posed by queer historian Valerie Traub: “How might we stage a dialogue between one queer past and another?”, and, by extension, our queer presents, and futures.
Ellan will be sharing her practice along with nine other practitioners at the first installment of Work Processing on December 1st. Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite.