Darrell Berry

Walking Failure

2008 / 5’

Nando Messias engages with representations of effeminate men and the queer body. He explores its visibility, invisibility and hyper-visibility and connects this with the way his ‘sissy’ body has been derided, ridiculed, punished, but also celebrated. Walking Failure looks at his inability and unwillingness to ‘walk like a man’ and the potentially devastating consequences of walking with a swish.

“I want to draw attention to sissiphobic violence, to resist common misconceptions of gender misalignment and to reinvent the sissybody as glorious.” Nando Messias

Part of programme Just Like A Woman. 


Date and time of event: 
Oct 11th 18:00
Place of event: 
Glej Theatre