Victoria Sin is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing, and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. This includes:
- Drag as a practice of purposeful embodiment, questioning the realization and recognition of ideal images within technologies of representation and systems of looking.
- Science fiction as a practice of rewriting patriarchal and colonial narratives naturalized by scientific and historical discourses on states of sexed, gendered and raced bodies.
- Storytelling as a collective practice of centering marginalized experience, creating a multiplicity of social contexts to be immersed in and strive towards.
Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.
Their long-term project Dream Babes explores science and speculative fiction as a productive strategy of queer resistance, imaging futurity that does not depend on existing historical and social infrastructure. It has included science fiction porn screenings and talks, a three-day programme of performance at Auto Italia South East, a publication, and a regular science fiction reading group for queer people of colour.
They are currently completing several residencies across the UK with Steakhouse Live and Live Art UK’s Diverse Actions Programme. These will culminate in a scripted performance work featuring work by Whiskey Chow, Shy One, Ingrid Krafchenko, Naomi Fuller, and Cecilia Gonzalez Barragan to be premiered at Steakhouse Live Festival in London on 25 February. The work brings together several strands of research on the experience of the physical within the social body through texts, lipsyncs and soundscapes under the loose structure of a speculative fiction theatrical production.
Categories: Featured Artist
Date Posted: 23 January 2018