Ecopoetics Along Shorelines


May 9, 2018

Connections between surplus “aesthetic excess” (147) and the not-here-yet in relation to “a future time and place” (149) overlap in reference to Herko’s “insane outfits [and] performed at a very high level of faggy flamboyance that could only be understood as expressive exuberance” (150). His clothing aesthetics “represented a crossroads between postmodern dance and other emerging queer subcultures” that transcended beyond his current time and remembered for his “elaborate costumes, erratic and beautiful movement, and decidedly eccentric comportment” that we study in our modern era (150). The relationship of fashion to time and place is an iconic representation of identity.


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