Queer in Zero G: An interview with Frank Pietronigro

Kat Deerfield
In Volume 4, Issue 1
Special Issue: Queer and There

Abstract

American interdisciplinary artist Frank Pietronigro’s work explores issues that arise from two seemingly disparate fields: queer culture, and the culture of space travel. His writing and artwork – some of it created on parabolic flights simulating the microgravity environment of outer space – interrogate the relationships, existing and potential, between the queer and the extra-terrestrial. Pietronigro was kind enough to agree to be interviewed for this special issue on the horizons of contemporary queer theory. In the interview, we discuss his life as a queer artist, his work in microgravity spaces, and intersections of sexuality, class, art, the body, and queer possibilities in extra-terrestrial space.

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