Drifting and Cruising

Glyn Davis

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Abstract / Description of output

This essay is a contribution to a special issue of Performance Research, 'On Drifting'. The issue examines the legacy of the Situationist International's notion of drift ('la derive') for a variety of contemporary practitioners and theorists. My essay looks at the relationships between cruising and drifting. It uses the biopic of the life of Tom of Finland - and some images by the artist - to examine links and distinctions between the act of cruising and the SI's specific understandings of what the derive could achieve.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-80
JournalPerformance Research
Issue number7
Early online date31 Jan 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Jan 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • cruising
  • drifting
  • Tom of Finland
  • Situationist International
  • situationism
  • queer culture
  • queer politics


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