- About the Contributors
Mary Louise Adams is professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and in cultural studies at Queen’s University. She is the author of Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport (2011) and The Trouble with Normal: Postwar Youth and the Making of Heterosexuality (1997). She has published on the history of sexuality, queer and feminist social movements, and gender and sexuality in sport.
Jean Carlomusto’s films are unorthodox investigative reports on subjects that have been all but erased from history. In 1987 Carlomusto began making videos for Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Her GMHC coproductions have helped bring about positive change in the face of the epidemic, and include Doctors, Liars, and Women, AIDS Activists Say No to Cosmo, Seize Control of the FDA, and Safer Sex Shorts. Her current documentary, Sex in an Epidemic, is the outgrowth of over twenty years of making videos about the HIV/AIDS movement. She was a member of the Testing the Limits AIDS Video Collective and the ACT-UP/NY affinity group, DIVA TV.
Shu Lea Cheang: Artist. conceptualist. filmmaker. networker. She constructs networked installation and multiplayer performance in collective mode. She drafts sci-fi narratives in her film scenario and artwork imagination—including two feature films, Fresh Kill (1994) and I.K.U. (2000), as well as BRANDON (1998–99), the first Guggenheim museum web art commission. Her recent work includes UKI (2009–12), sequel to I.K.U., formulated as viral performance and viral game. In 2012 she released Baby Work (presented at ZERO1 festival, San Jose), concluding her locker baby series, Baby Play (2001, shown at NTT[ICC], Tokyo) and Baby Love (2005, shown at Palais de Tokyo, Paris). She is launching [composting the city/composting the net] with a composting performance at transmediale2013 in Berlin. Her website is mauvaiscontact.info.
Jennifer Doyle is professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Hold It against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art (2013) and Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectic of Desire (2006). Since 2007 she has kept a queer feminist sports blog, From a Left Wing. Her sportswriting has appeared in Cabinet, the Guardian, the New York Times, Salon, and on Fox Soccer’s website. She is writing a book called “The Athletic Turn.” [End Page 591]
Shari Frilot is a filmmaker who has produced television for the CBS affiliate in Boston and for WNYC and WNET in New York before creating her own independent award-winning films, including Strange & Charmed, A Cosmic Demonstration of Sexuality, What Is a Line?, and the feature documentary Black Nations/Queer Nations? As the festival director of the MIX festival in New York (1992–96), she cofounded the first gay Latin American film festivals, MIX BRASIL and MIX MÉXICO. As codirector of programming for OUTFEST (1998–2001), she founded the Platinum section, which introduced cinematic installation and performance to the festival. She is in her fifteenth year as a senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival.
Richard Fung is a video artist who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Fung’s work investigates themes of queer sexuality and postcolonialism, and issues of diaspora and family. His video pieces include My Mother’s Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000), and Islands (2002) and have been screened internationally. A former Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University, he teaches at OCAD University. In 2001 he won the Bell Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in Video Art and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Arts.
David J. Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His recent books include Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965–1975 (2012) and Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (2010). He is completing a book on gender assignment and abstract sculpture in the 1960s as well as coediting a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly on art, film, literature, and performance.
Kai M. Green is a filmmaker and a spoken word poet who examines through film and poetry...