Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Wild Gender0
Gay Masculinity: Devlin’s Story
By Emily Bowen
This audio clip is part of a four-part series by Bowen published on Wild Gender. The audio was originally shared as the cornerstone piece to the Tucson Gender Identity Project that took place in June of 2011 at the Fluxx Studio and Gallery in Tucson. The intent was to provide the audience with no way to categorize these individuals except their voice and definition of gender and how said definition applied to their own identity, said Bowen.
In the first installment, Devlin shares the story of his own masculinity as defined by gay culture and cultural norms.
The Tucson Gender Identity Project itself was a collaborative event that brought together local spoken word and visual artists to Tucson’s first queer art space to engage in open dialogue about gender: both its external societal implications and the role it plays on the internal identity. The audience was invited to view and interact with art pieces as well as discuss their own reactions at a post show open mic.