Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

Jade Yumang

Queer Form

“Queer” is a beautifully slippery term that lends itself well to a certain abstraction that originates from a corporeal form. I have been using performance as a way to question the surface of beauty and complicate the formality of my sculptures, which are process-based and heavily ornamented. I have been interested in how recent queer scholars have characterized the term “queer” as something that cannot be essentially defined and how this relates to notions of formlessness and abstraction. My performances and sculptures invoke queer ideology and its expansive possibilities.