Dragging the Archive: Lecturette by Elly Clarke as delivered at Bishopsgate Institute, 8th June 2023

Clarke, Elly. 2023. 'Dragging the Archive: Lecturette by Elly Clarke as delivered at Bishopsgate Institute, 8th June 2023'. In: Dragging the Archive: Kings, Queens and Things. Bishopsgate Institute, London, United Kingdom 8 June 2023. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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To celebrate the launch of the Orlando Myxx archive at the Institute, Orlando is joined by artist and researcher Elly Clarke for an exploration of drag in relation to the archive.

A Performative Lecture will drag the audience through screenings of The Plastic Drag series, live performances and a discussion about creating and caring for the queer archive.

In physics, drag is a force that pulls in two directions at once: forwards, and back; up, and down. It is also both a performance – with the possibility of transformation – and a burden, or resistance. Within the context of this archive, how do we hold this tension? How do we represent evidence of a time, an event, a happening, a performance out of the physical and digital matter that remains?

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Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)


Drag, dragging, Templates, Snapping to Grid

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Centre for Feminist Research


8 June 2023Completed

Event Location:

Bishopsgate Institute, London, United Kingdom

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8 June 2023

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Date Deposited:

06 Sep 2023 12:20

Last Modified:

30 Apr 2024 13:18



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