ASPHALT – by Dinis Machado
Shifting away from binary understandings and formulations, the ASPHALT Series articulates a program of artists who inhabit intimate spaces between identities, but also between theatricalities, genres, techniques, narratives and devices. A group of artists with entangled identities and practices where agglomerations of fragments of materialities, fictions, densities and desires weave dissident politics, sensations and fictions fused into incognito performativities. ASPHALT is a context that articulates gender as variable understandings and formulations crossed by migratory flows, class experiences, cultural backgrounds, racializing gazes and experiences and projections of disability. Bringing together a group of artists who articulate themselves and their queer practices in diverse ways that reflect their life paths and production contexts, the programme seeks to de-objectify the queer body by fragmenting it into a multiplicity of possibilities and propositions.