“Always Be(come) a Unicorn”: Consider the paradoxical nature of the unicorn as a queer symbol. On the one hand, it is mythical – it does not exist – the word “unicorn” being used as a slur against bisexuals. On the other hand, it is a magical being, and serves as a powerful symbol of queerness. Can we imagine the possibility of some magical excess emerging from invisibility and erasure in queer and bisexual performance? Can absence itself be thought of as a queer kind of presence and appropriated as a queer performance strategy?

DAVID FRANKOVICH (CANADA/FINLAND) is an artist based in Helsinki and Toronto working in performance and experimental media. Their work is based in the body and its relation to others, including material, space and audience.

photos by Ignacio Pérez Pérez, Saara Autere