07/11: Ron Athey- Pleading in the Blood

Space: Co-Op Lecture Theatre
Time: 17:00-18:00 

Description: Influential American performer Ron Athey visits The University of Lincoln to discuss about his work and his new book. Cutting a contentious figure in the US, Athey uses body art and live performance to tackle taboo subjects like sexuality, the politics of HIV and AIDS, and body modification. He also challenges pre-conceived notions of the body, masculinity and religious iconography, inspired, in part, by his own “extremely dysfunctional Pentecostal” upbringing.
“Athey’s centrality to the recent history of contemporary performance is beyond question,” says Dominic Johnson, Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary.

For more information on Ron Athey’s work please visit his website at www.ronathey.com

Ron Athey

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