Boychild during a performance at Tramway Glasgow

Body | Disembody

This theme collates work/concepts that have been explored at a number of recent events. Some intial suggestions of where to start could be with one of boychild's arresting lipsync performances, the live performative outcome of the No Total project or Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitzanos's contribution to Episode 7: We Can't Live Without Our Lives that included song, film, poetry and audience participation.

The idea behind this proposed theme is to offer a way to explore and navigate the archive. The paired ‘terms’ the theme is composed of are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.