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Giuseppe Campuzano: Transvestite Museum

Giuseppe Campuzano: Transvestite Museum Photo/Foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Since 2003, Campuzano has been working on the 'Transvestite Museum' project, an exploration of the realities of transvestism, a staging of its aesthetics, and a confrontation between its forms of knowledge and official discourses. This performance explored a transvestite body that performs in order to persist in the face of a denied discourse: ritual turned into spectacle, a queer body whose performance deconstructs and assembles its topics and differences as strategy.

Transvestite Museum

Since 2003, Campuzano has been working on the 'Transvestite Museum' project, an exploration of the realities of transvestism, a staging of its aesthetics, and a confrontation between its forms of knowledge and official discourses. This performance explored a transvestite body that performs in order to persist in the face of a denied discourse: ritual turned into spectacle, a queer body whose performance deconstructs and assembles its topics and differences as strategy. The 'Transvestite Museum' appeared at the National University within a geneology of Peruvian ritual dance, always from the body: the bodies of the Chicas Extraordinarias in relationship with their intra-university address, and the body of Luis Gerardo Rosero, weaving together objects and subjects of shared memory through his choreography.

Biography

Giuseppe Campuzano is a researcher and artist. Since 2003, he has been working on the "Transvestite Museum" project, an exploration of the realities of transvestism, a staging of its aesthetics, and a confrontation between its forms of knowledge and official discourses.

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/8cz8wc3h

Additional Info

  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Edificio León de Grieff, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: August 21, 2009
  • Country: Peru