MY GAY/QUEER AESTHETIC: A PHOTO/TEXT CONSTELLATION:PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY.PART 1: THE LIVING ROOM LIVES.BY STEVEN BENSON

IMG_7212IMG_7214IMG_7211IMG_7209IMG_7210IMG_7206IMG_7200IMG_7199IMG_7197IMG_7198IMG_7189IMG_7192IMG_7188IMG_7186IMG_7185IMG_7183IMG_7182IMG_7178IMG_7177IMG_7176IMG_7175IMG_7174Queer(reclaimed) =

Camp

Kitsch

(merely) NAFF(“Normal as fuck”)

Quirky/idiosyncratic

Silly but nice

Bright colours

Re-appropriating stereotypes/”stereotypes”

pomo self referential

objets d’art:eg Vox Turnabout 70s LP cover art

historical/antique (camp)

homage to Susan Sontag, author of the “Notes on Camp” essay,before male homosexual acts where legalised in the UK

Re-creating a DDR style kitchen, as part of:

Every room, psychogeographically represents/mirrors a part of your personality (catalyst for idea¬†from “Bachelors of a Different sort:Queer aesthetics, material culture, and the modern interior in Britain”{Potvin,2014}). Hommage, too, Des Esseintes’ demesne in “Au Rebours”(“Against Nature”), where every room is an exquisite, synaesthesic, sublimation of elements of his personality; (pretentious? re-claim THAT word too!)

The spectre of the camp yet sad risibility of the invented pianist(ultimate in camp artifice):JOYCE HATTO

Intellectualism gone crazy( viz. reclaimed as good!)

the OTHER Wagner, SIEGFRIED; the gay one!

William Morris type designs


EVERY book in the study has a gay/lgbt/queer content:”why are u always going on about gay?”; cos I like it! It is a big part of me; so there !:P. IT’S A GAY/QUEER study: get over it….

Heroes:Proust, Wildeblood, Derek Jarman,Sebald (much of his writing encapsulates a queer{anti-hegemonic} aesthetic)IMG_7180.JPG

traces from the past

IMG_7207taking our queer/gay “bachelors” into the nowIMG_7171IMG_7167.JPG

A room of one’s own; Laurieston Hall; gay Wales

Collecting espresso cups

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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