Read my QR: Quilla Constance and the conceptualist promise of intelligibility

Kokoli, Alexandra M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3730-8570 (2019) Read my QR: Quilla Constance and the conceptualist promise of intelligibility. In: Conceptualism - Intersectional Readings, International Framings. Aikens, Nick, lok, susan pui san and Orlando, Sophie, eds. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, pp. 36-53. e-ISBN 9789490757199.

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Abstract

This essay contributes to the ongoing questioning of the definitions and boundaries of conceptualism from intersectional feminist psychoanalytic perspectives, and specifically through the practice of Quilla Constance, aka QC or #QC, the post-punk, neo-glam, gender-questioning performance persona of Jennifer Allen. A songwriter and musician, painter and visual performer in costumes designed and made by Jennifer Allen, #QC’s performance practice occasionally incorporates fragments of musical performances on cello and always includes some crypto-linguistic vocal improvisation, a verbal automatism that references trance states and ‘speaking in tongues’ as well as scat singing in jazz.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The e-book presents a collection of revised and expanded papers from the conference ‘Conceptualism: Intersectional Readings, International Framings, Black Artists & Modernism in Europe Since 1968’ that took place at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 7–9 December, 2017.
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > CREATE/Feminisms cluster
Item ID: 24617
Notes on copyright: This e-book is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence.
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Depositing User: Alexandra Kokoli
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 15:28
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 19:44
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24617

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