Queer Lineage: A Ghost Story

Fabio Cleto

Abstract


A documentary project by Seattle-based photographer Molly Landreth, Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America provides since 2005 an archive of portraits, statements and video interviews aiming to create “a brave new vision of what it means to be queer in America today.” 3 Surprisingly enough, it does not stage a spectacular, hypersexualised body imagery. Most interestingly, it is rooted in the extraordinary ordinariness of the queer, pivoting on a dialectics between being “at home” and being “unhomely.” In these portraits and interviews, bodies are set in homely frameworks or in familiar surroundings, and yet they are somehow at odds with the very notion of homeliness and family.

Keywords


queer studies; American studies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13136/2281-4582/2014.i4.320

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