La performance di Jonathan VanDyke “Self Evidence” avrà luogo Martedi 28 Marzo alle 18 presso l’University of the Arts Hamilton Hall a Philadelphia –
In Self Evidence, Jonathan VanDyke looks for himself in an a family photograph taken during his childhood. The picture shows his adopted Uncle wearing his mother’s dress while holding the trunk of a stuffed elephant in his mouth. VanDyke’s performance explores the issues faced by queers who were children during the AIDS crisis and 80’s culture wars, and how the hyper-capitalism and theatricality of this period nurtured a certain type of passing (including his own). Augmented by research into a gay panic that happened in his rural hometown, passages from the soap operas he watched as a child, and memories of a disappeared Uncle, he evokes the repressed ghosts of a lost generation of queer mentors while exploring his own transition from theatrical youth to closeted jock.