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

Kokoli, Alexandra M. ORCID logoORCID: (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. [Book Section]

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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: 08 Nov 2022 20:25

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