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TRACI KELLY (Artist Book)

Traci Kelly conceives the importance of the collaborative performativity as it critiques boundaries of Self through the political inventiveness of intersubjectivity. She utilizes body, language, text, sound and sculptural materiality for her central performative process of skinning and un/touch. “Skin” is for her a cultural signifier and site of encounter that she approaches as a writerly ground and not reductive to the readerly—the spacing between touch and untouch to invent subjects. Her poetic and visceral imagery open up a space for doubt and question the status of body. The status of the lived and material body which enters a twilight as notions of corporeal and socio/political subjectivity are unsettled.