“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.