Lisa Metherell – ‘Queer Encounters with Art: (Dis)Orientations Beyond the Representation of Sexual Bodies’

Thanks to Lisa Metherell for coming in to talk to us yesterday evening – It was an extremely interesting and entertaining experience in which audience members were treated to a rigorous background of theoretical concepts that inform Lisa’s work, a compelling narrative of an encounter with one of her art installations and an impromptu disco atmosphere to boot!

Lisa is a practice-led PhD candidate at Birmingham City University. Her work explores tensions between Queer theory and phenomenology in encounters with art installations.

In the examples used during her talk, Lisa’s work included the use of mirrors, lights, desks, chicken wire and a considerable amount of glitter! Among the plethora of themes, ideas and experiences that Lisa’s art inspired of its own accord, during her talk she explored the potential of  ‘disorientation’ and the ‘shattering’ of the gaze.

See her online portfolio at her website:


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