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‘Queer’ is an amorphous goo that you cannot hold or control, that seeps into everything—it is both a deeply bad and good word. I love “goo” because it is profoundly playful, and profoundly gross. Goo sums up the stickiness, the slipperiness of boundaries, the ambiguity and tension. (Joëlle Rouleau, SQS Lab Foundedr, Introduction of Queer TV Special Section, jumpcut, 2021).
Gooey connections: little projects en route is a hybrid panel that will involve five unique presentations by research assistants from Laboratoire Sensibilites Queer (SQS Lab). Each presenter considers alternative forms of knowledge sharing such as mapping data, texts, video, micro-actions, social media, visual collages, gaming, etc. to illustrate to audiences various methods of queer sensibilities: El Marcelli will invite the audience to play a short video game they created that imagines how they—as a disabled person—survive a zombie apocalypse; Map will pose to audiences explorations of what it would be like to achieve equanimity and/or well being for themselves, creating a shareable digital collage from the responses; Sara Côté-Vaillant will interrogate with the audience the relationships present within the Cinéma L’Amour, a pornographic cinema located in Montreal; by considering the archive of film and screenplays as the working through of women screenwriters’ agency and subjectivity in the 30s and 50s, Zakia Ahasniou will compile a random collage of selected lines of these films in her audience-engaged performance. The presentations and discussions will be moderated by founder of SQS Lab, Joëlle Rouleau.