Body Blows

Body Blows

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Hailed for his humor and passion, the internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller has delighted, shocked, and emboldened audiences all over the world. Body Blows gathers six of Millera€™s best-known performances that chart the sexual, spiritual, and political topography of his identity as a gay man: Some Golden States, Stretch Marks, My Queer Body, Naked Breath, Fruit Cocktail, and Glory Box. In Body Blows, Tim Miller leaps from the stage to the page, as each performance script is illustrated with striking photographs and accompanied by Millera€™s notes and comment. This book explores the tangible body blowsa€”taken and givena€”of Millera€™s life and times as explored in his performances: the queer-bashera€™s blow, the sweet blowing breath of a lover, the below-the-belt blow of HIV/AIDS, the psychic blows from a society that disrespects the humanity of lesbian and gay relationships. Millera€™s performances are full of the put-up-your-dukes and stand-your-ground of such day-to-day blows that make up being gay in AmericaEven today, I can draw the floor plan as accurately as any architect. The deep shag living room. Piles of books and musical scores. The military organization of the kitchen. The red-lightbulb-lit bedroom with the auto repair shop sign over the anbsp;...

Title:Body Blows
Author: Tim Miller
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2002-02-28

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