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Queerując utopię. Mx Justin Vivian Bond jako prorok nienormatywnego raju
Queering Utopia?: Mx Justin Vivian Bond as Prophet of a Non-normative Paradise

Author(s): Grzegorz Stępniak
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Performing Arts; Film; Mx Justin Vivian Bond; Queer Theory

Summary/Abstract: A text devoted to queer (fe)male artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond, who became one of the characters that inspired Warsaw Cabaret. The author describes Bond's life by evoking his/her autobiography, in which the complicated identity processes arising from living “between” genders are explained. Stępniak describes Mx Bond's various fields of activity as follows: in his view, the utopia constructed by Bond, which is supposed to become a place of absolute liberation from the norms of a binary world divided into clearly defined genders, is close to Warlikowski's output at times when he is not only trying to explore the phenomenon of “the freak”, but also creating a vision of a “new, better world”.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 117
  • Page Range: 13-21
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish