'The Ouroboros in the Cul-de-sac'
Alex Turgeon
(18.11.17)

All images and video courtesy the artist and clearview. Credits: clearview.

 

"Can madness appear in writing? Can writing be a kind of madness if madness is the negation of all order? Writing that communicates (and that becomes a commodity) gets as close to madness as it can without ever entering into it for fear of ceasing to communicate"

- Guy Hocquenghen
The Screwball Asses

The Ouroboros in the Cul-de-Sac (Part 1) is a performance by Canadian artist Alex Turgeon. Over the course of a one week residency at clearview, the artist will navigate concepts of facsimile within a queer reading of domesticity in relation to capitalism and gentrification. This project begins an exploration of emotional states of being expressed within architecture, simulacra and mimetic rivalry while laying a personal groundwork for the cultivation of queer theories in relation to how bodies are managed within our built environment.