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Mitchell, Allyson; Logue, Deirdre
How could she know… How could she know…
2015 2015

This pencil drawing and its companion piece, nobody knows…, make explicit reference to two texts: The Straight Mind and Other Essays, a 1992 collection by Monique Wittig that includes essays dating from 1976 to 1990, and Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, a 2009 book by José Esteban Muñoz. This piece features a hand-drawn portrait of Monique Wittig and several hand-written notes such as “how could she know we would become so straight?” and “she believed in the abolition of gender categories.” Despite the decades between these texts, both are central to discussions around the possibility of a queer future; they question ruling constructions of gender and sexuality, while imagining a future not bound to heterosexual norms and cissexual assumption.

 
Mitchell, Allyson; Logue, Deirdre
Scarborough ON 1964; Scarborough ON 1967 Scarborough ON 1964; Scarborough ON 1967
How could she know… How could she know…
2015 2015
Pencil on paper Pencil on paper
35.5 x 43.0 cm
Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and J. Stuart Fleming Fund, 2016 Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and J. Stuart Fleming Fund, 2016
59-016.01

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