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Interior Decor – Installation/Media/Performance Hybrids Andil Gosine, Allyson Mitchell & Moynan King

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Inspired by radical new poetic methods of digital and intermedial storytelling, transgressive visual techniques emerging from new media platforms, and new activisms engaging with theories of homonationalism, pinkwashing and a global queer (un)commons, the QSI offers students immersion in the debates, voices, ideas and images of the current queer/trans digital moment. The Institute features two, interconnected graduate courses: THST 6350: Performing the Queer (Un)commons, taught by Mary Bunch and FILM 5020: Global Queer Cinemas Confront the Pink Line, taught by John Greyson.

Co-presented by the Queer Summer Institute in Research Creation and Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology. Thank you to our partners and sponsors: SSHRC, The Hemispheric Encounters Partnership Grant, VISTA, Peripheral Visions Co-Lab, AMPD’s Office of the Associate Dean of Research, TIFF, Pleasuredome, the ArQuives, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Experience York. Banner photo by Katie Rainbow on

Members of the public are invited to join the group for several open events.

Interior Decor – Installation/Media/Performance Hybrids
Andil Gosine, Allyson Mitchell & Moynan King

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022
2:30 – 4:30PM

Andil Gosine is Professor of Environmental Arts and Justice at York University. His research, writing, and artistic practices explore imbrications of ecology, desire, and power. His recent book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean (Duke University Press, 2021) is accompanied by a traveling exhibition of his artworks and collaborations, and he is curator of Wendy Nanan at the Art Museum of the Americas (2020-21), everything slackens in a wreck- at the Ford Foundation Gallery (2022), and Unfinished Work at the Leslie Lohman Museum (2024).

Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist working in sculpture, performance, installation and film. Her practice melds feminism and pop culture to investigate contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography and the body, largely through the use of reclaimed textile and abandoned craft. These articulations have resulted in a coven of lesbian feminist Sasquatch monsters, a room-sized Vagina Dentata, an army of super genius Holly Hobbies and a woodland utopic library complete with a wishing well of forbidden political knowledge.


Moynan King is a performer, director, curator, writer, and scholar. She was the recipient of a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for her writing on CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show on which she also made regular appearances as an actor. She is the author of six plays, the creator of performance installations and the co-creator and director of trace an interactive performance concert about the voice in gender transition. Moynan was co-founder and director of the Hysteria Festival, a multi-disciplinary festival of work by women, co-director of the Rhubarb! Festival for fours years, and she has curated multiple cabaret events including Cheap Queers. She was an Assistant Artistic Director and Associate Artist at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for a total nine years, where she developed such works as The Beauty Salon and Bathory among many others. Moynan holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from York University. Her critical writing on theatre and performance is widely published and she was the editor of Queer Performance: Women and Trans Artists (CTR 149), the book Queer/Play: An Anthology of Queer Women’s Performance and Plays, and co-editor of Sound & Performance (CTR 184) with Megan Johnson. She will begin a postdoctoral research fellowship on the topic of Queer Resonance at the University of Western Ontario in July.

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May 17 2022


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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