Writer and researcher Flora Dunster leads a conversational tour of the exhibition. Dunster’s writing considers the role of lesbian representation in developing nascent queer cultures, theorising the ‘queer subjunctive’ to situate and understand these cultural practices against the backdrop of socio-political pressures like Section 28 and the sex wars. The tour will contextualise the politics and stakes of Boffin’s, Posener’s, and Pollard’s work, at the time of its making and in our present.
Flora Dunster holds a PHD in Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Her research considers ideas of fantasy in the art and imagery of the Sex Wars, with a focus on London in the late 1980s. A chapter on photographer Tessa Boffin and the development of British queer theory is forthcoming in the anthology Speak, Body: Art, the Reproduction of Capital and the Reproduction of Life.