About the Project
AA Bronson, a New York-based artist best known for his 25 years with the artists’ collective General Idea, has spent a lifetime queering the cultural world. In collaboration with Toronto-based artist and academic Peter Hobbs, he created five performances, all titled Invocation of the Queer Spirits.
From 2008 to 2010 Bronson and Hobbs brought together small groups of men—in Banff, New Orleans, Winnipeg, Manhattan, and Fire Island—in a secret group ritual that was different every time and yet always the same. Invoking the “queer” and marginalized histories of each site, the men performed something that Bronson has characterized as “a hybrid between group therapy, ceremonial magic, a séance, a circle jerk, and a quilting bee.”
Photograph by Michael Marcelle
AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs
Invocation of the Queer Spirits