Collaboration with Judith Butler
Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body is an embodied, performative conversation with Gender Theory pioneer Judith Butler. Taking ourselves through a series of states from social dancing, paying tribute to our shared roots in gay nightlife, to somatic practice, acknowledging each other’s (and indeed everyone’s) vulnerability, we embody our theory.
Onstage Judith Butler and I quite literally shook things up, which was spectacularly moving. Bodies Matter.
In Bodies that Matter Judith Butler asks, “How do tacit normative criteria form the matter of bodies? And can we understand such criteria…as the specific social regulatory ideals by which bodies are trained, shaped and formed?”
In this question of course, is its opposite. How might the body be (re)shaped, trained, formed by radical and liberatory practices?
- Premiere: Radical Movements, Bridge Project, CounterPulse, San Francisco 2017
- Performance, creation, writing & choreography: Monique Jenkinson & Judith Butler