Wax, text, flesh

: the materiality of a queer practice

  • Matthew Van Roden

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU

    Abstract

    Wax, text, flesh: three elements that materialise a queer creative practice and in pursuit of a strategy of power.

    Charting its course through four Bodies of work: YOU TRAIN YOUR CHILD, I AM A TEXT, THE//WORD//BECOMES//FLESH and APOCRYPHILIA, the development of the work explores my relationship to biblical texts, the way they inhabit my body and the power through creative practice to disrupt, transform, redeploy and relocate them as otherwise.

    In exploring the locations and positions of the texts that I take up as objects of transformation, canon and apocrypha become zones for textual solidification and dissolution; articulated within my practice through the deployment and manipulation of wax.
    Date of AwardMar 2019
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorSarah Pirrie (Supervisor)

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    Wax, text, flesh: the materiality of a queer practice
    Van Roden, M. (Author). Mar 2019

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU