Extract from I AM SF, performance-lecture, 45 minutes, 2017
This performance-lecture reads feminist science fiction through three terms offered by philosopher Luce Irigaray: genre/gender and genealogy. A discussion of SF histories and fan activity – including the critical reception of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) and James Tiptree Jr.’s ‘The Girl Who Was Plugged In’ (1973) – is animated by remixed sounds and visuals inspired by online fanvids.
Experimenting at the borders between languages and disciplines, I AM SF addresses issues of identity and definition, the narration of bodies, reading in translation, and the invention of a ‘sexuate style’.
Extracts from I AM SF, performance-lecture, 45 minutes, 2017
I AM SF was originally created for CCA Derry~Londonderry, and subsequently presented at Ormston House, Limerick, in 2017.