Julie Valentin Dind

Julie Dind is a scholar and artist obsessed with obsession and the performance of the non-normative social body. She is a PhD student in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. Her work seeks to explore performance and performativity outside of the realm of language, expression and communication. Her practice deals with what the French poet and educator Fernand Deligny as her artistic and scholarly father described as the “place that is not the place of saying,” art outside the boundaries of language. She is proudly Autistic, and aims to use her time at Brown to “crip” performance studies. Her work is located at the intersection of performance studies, disability studies and philosophy. Her research deals with butoh and Art Brut, which represent two of her long-standing obsessions. She has dedicated the past ten years to learning butoh.