Hyper Fem. R&D sharing

My name is Viki Browne. I am a queer female-identifying performance artist and I'll be doing a residency at the University of Gloucester, Oxtalls Campus from 13th-17th August.

I will be researching the performativity of Gender, looking at Drag and Femme for my new performance piece called Hyper Fem. Hyper Fem will explore the performance of femininity through drag. It challenges restrictive gender norms dictated and commodified by the patriarchy and questions the possibility of subverting these roles using a female body as the site for this satirical performance.

I am looking to engage with people and organisations locally to help me inform my Research and Development phase of his project. I am really interested in having conversations over the phone about the project and also have a couple of things I would like to invite you to over this week: On Thursday 16th I will be at The Sword Inn, 45 Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2NW from 7PM to meet anyone who wants to come and talk to me about gender/ gender performative and their queer/ gay identities in an informal setting.

I find that conversations with the gay community are often the most exciting part of my research and so whilst I am in Gloucester I would love to meet some of you! I will also be doing an informal sharing of everything I have learnt over the week at 4pm on Friday 17th August at the Garden Studio, Performance Arts department, Oxstalls Ln, Longlevens, Gloucester GL2 9HW.

Please get in contact with me on my mobile 07740867982 or email vbrowne@live.co.uk if you would like to come/ for any more information or if you would like to meet, chat or come to one the events above. If you want more info about the project, you can visit my website https://vikibrowne.com/hyper-fem/.

I look forward to hearing from you.