Logan Lockner & Christopher Robert Jones in Conversation

Logan and Christopher will discuss Christopher’s text Blue Cripistemologies: In & Around Derek Jarman, from ART PAPERS’ summer issue on Speculative Masculinities. They’ll consider artworks produced in response to, or in conditions affected by AIDS through a Crip framework. They also plan to discuss Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied and Black Is…Black Ain’t; José Esteban Muñoz’s queer horizon (or horizontality as a Crip/Queer position/ality); Queer/Crip overlaps with discussions around covid-19; and the reactivation of HIV/AIDS history.

Christopher Robert Jones is an artist and writer based in Illinois. Their research revolves around the “failure” or “malfunctioning” of the body and how those experiences are situated at points of intersection between Queer and Crip discourses. Jones received BA degrees in art studio and technocultural studies from UC Davis and an MFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where they are currently a specialized faculty in new media.

Logan Lockner is a writer in Atlanta. Previously, he was editor of BURNAWAY. His writing is included in the forthcoming monograph Toyin Ojih Odutola: The UmuEze Amara Clan and the House of Obafemi (Rizzoli Electa, September 2021).