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Clare Croft

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199377329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.001.0001

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Choreographing the Chronic

Choreographing the Chronic

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Queer Dance
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Patrick McKelvey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0017

“Choreographing the Chronic” brings together dance studies, queer disability studies, and performance studies to examine Octavio Campos’s 2007 dance-theater piece, The Bugchasers. The essay considers Campos’s work alongside other representations of bugchasers—people who deliberately pursue HIV—in popular journalism, queer theory, and social media. It argues that Campos’s work illuminates what these other representations obfuscate: that bugchasers stage alternative temporalities of seroconversion and HIV/AIDS more broadly. The bugchasers populating Campos’s piece thwart seroconversion’s prominence as ostensibly the most important event governing queer life. By extension, they challenge dominant understandings of people with HIV and other disabled people deprived of the capacity to represent anything other than disablement.

Keywords:   disability, HIV/AIDS, representation, temporality, media, bugchasers, seroconversion

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