Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age - Episode 4

Clarke, Elly and Ballantine, Stephanie. 2021. 'Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age - Episode 4'. In: Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures, and Politics. Belgrade, Serbia 17 - 22 August 2021. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Episode 4 of #Sergina's repetitive performance lecture Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age. Performed by Elly Clarke and Stephanie Ballantine. Hacked from previous version performed in June 2019 in Naarm by Bon Mott and Sean Miles with Elly Clarke in Brighton, UK. That version was hacked from version before that, which was devised and performed by Elly Clarke in collaboration with Vladimir Bjelicic, which itself hacked from the first version, performed at Transmediale in Berlin in 2018.

The questionairre is still open. Feel free to give us your data. We will treat it with great care.

Many thanks to the IPaK Sexualities Summer School (in Belgrade) for hosting me and my digital discharges. And to all who participated in giving, and analysing the data.

In this lecture, #Sergina stole quotes from the following clever people:

Oscar Wilde
Jack Halberstam
Caroline Bassett
MM Kraidy,
Katharine Hayles
Paul Preciado
Legacy Russell
Hito Steyerl
Kim Jae-ju
Sherry Turckle
Jenny Sundén
Martha Wilson
E. T. A. Hoffmann
David Hanson
Heong Tung,
Gilbert Simondon
Karan Barad

Questions from the questionnaire were taken from an open call sent out by Queer Istanbul based collective Malmut in 2017. Multiple choice answers taken from #Sergina’s songs.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)


drag, dragging, #sergina, conference presentation, elly clarke, digital identity, physical bodies

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August 2021Published Online

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Belgrade, Serbia

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17 - 22 August 2021

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13 Jul 2023 11:12

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13 Jul 2023 11:12


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