Marking the end of Jesse Jones and Sarah Browne’s The Touching Contract, Dr Tina Kinsella gives an overview of the project’s three participatory performances and a historical context to the institutions, laws and practices of the State that have impacted on the female body and informed the work. Dr Kinsella’s talk will cover recent histories including the Magdalene Laundries, symphiosotomy and reproductive rights, and the semantics of how they have been brought to light by Browne and Jones.
Dr. Tina Kinsella
Dr. Tina Kinsella is Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies (Art) at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Trinity College Dublin. Her research institutes conversations between psychoanalysis, affect theory, gender studies and artistic practice to explore the performative intersections of aesthetics, ethics, subjectivity and politics. Publications include: Interview with Bracha L. Ettinger, Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2017); The Performative Performances of Micol Hebron, Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design and Maternity, Demeter Press (2017); Sticky Mothers – From Crypt to Transcrypt: A Response to Dragan Kujundžics’s Frozen Time, Liquid Memories, Interkulturalnost/Interculturality (2015); Painting the Feminine into Ontology: On the Recent Works of Bracha L. Ettinger, Museo Leopoldo-Flores/Galeria Poliavalente, Mexico (2014).