Writing queer feminist transnational South Asian art histories
in Productive failure
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This chapter explores the economic, political and social forces underpinning the historical physical transformation of the geographical areas now known as the Gay Village. It also explores the space of Curry Mile. The most illustrative example of the space of Curry Mile becoming a masculinist and heterosexualist space occurs every year during the well attended religious Islamic Eid festivals. The chapter aims to deepen, enrich and broaden the meaning of the work of Sphere as part of writing specifically queer and feminist transnational South Asian art histories. It describes the role that the public art project Sphere:dreamz plays to 'change space' and thereby 'change life' for the subjects who traverse the spaces. The floating nature of Club Zindagi is therefore a reflection of the incompatibility of queerness and South Asian-ness described in this chapter as existing together in a static place.

Productive failure

Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories


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