Mathew Wayne Parkin is hosting a series of reading groups in partnership with Bonjour, a profit-sharing, workers’ co-operative queer bar in Saltmarket, central Glasgow.
These communal events are one way in which Parkin is sharing outcomes from an ongoing body of research into queer public sex and its intersections with disability. Parkin explores what queer disabled sex looks like, how people can access intimacy, and the tension between risk and touch. Parkin’s research also engages with Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson’s 1971 film, Swamp (especially in relation to gender dynamics and the question of technology as both help and hindrance) as well as the sonic navigation systems of bats.
In response to the past year, Parkin’s approach aims to help sustain the creative queer community within which the work is situated.
Supported by Glasgow International
Digital Exhibition online from 11 June