There is no keynote: a polyphonic retreat

October 13, 2018

CRUSEV UK team member Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay presented a performative keynote address at the Imagine Queer: Exploring the Radical Potential of Queerness Now conference at Newcastle University on October 13, 2018. The conference, organised by CRUSEV comrade Aleksandra Gajowy, considered interdisciplinary approaches to the transgressive potential of queerness today. Nemerofsky’s presentation questioned the appropriateness of the keynote position in a conference concerned with radical queerness, instead proposing a redistribution of the power afforded him through a participatory performance involving collective recitations of texts and flower arranging.