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The Occulted of Trans History

  • The Back Door 207 South College Avenue Bloomington, IN, 47404 United States (map)

Conference Paper
Greer Lankton’s Living Room; or, the Occulted of Trans History
At Tuning Speculation VI | Occultations: Listening to the Occult

This presentation takes up occulting as an unlikely resource for rethinking transgender history, where what has lain in plain sight might offer a richer sense of what transness can mean outside of medicine. American artist Greer Lankton (1958-1996), who left her entire life’s work and a staggeringly enormous personal archive to the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, serves as a case study in a differently powerful, occulted artistic work (she was never that famous) that iconizes transness, without redemption or catharsis, in the domestic sphere. 


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