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Sexual Choreography: Queer Identity Post-AIDS and Post-Internet

Sexual Choreography: Queer Identity Post-AIDS and Post-Internet

Thursday, February 14 at 5:00pm — 7:00pm

An exhibition of work by School of Art PhD candidate Nicholas Chilvers

Sexual Choreography is an interdisciplinary practice-led project exploring my own experience of Queer identity following what is discussed as a post-AIDS era. The research reflected on Queer history, as well as ways in which matters of sexual health, trauma and self-care are communicated and understood in contemporary digital cultures today. The study considered the significance of new technologies, which influence Queer lives and shape behaviours in a shifting social and political landscape. The research involved critical and auto-ethnographic discourse, conveying a nuanced perspective relating to personal loss and harm, as well as the reparative processes of recovery, rehabilitation and self-development.

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Thursday 14 February 2019

RMIT Building 2, Level 2, Room 8, Bowen Street, Melbourne

Image:  Nicholas Chilvers, ‘Raw Shorts’, 2018, Inkjet on Dibond (aluminium composite), 841 x 1189 mm