Detailed critical analysis of the work of Jack Smith from the early 1960s until his AIDS-related death in 1989.
Publication includes a performance/event description an 7 ‘code of conduct’ cards. See also D1655 for full documentation.
Engaging a series of critical models, this article examines the place of the ‘exotic’ in thinking about sexual and racial difference, as a means of thinking difficult or volatile modes of cultural practice. As such, it stages a confrontation between ‘exotic ritual’ and ‘apocalyptic tone’, to challenge conventions about scholarly practice and find new ways of examining uncomfortable spaces and modes of working.