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Performance photo of TFW The Formless Wastes from Janusware 1st Cycle at Res Gallery London in 2017

Uma Breakdown

Country: United Kingdom


Uma Breakdown is an artist/writer/researcher working around horror studies, feminist literature, and queer RPGs. They received an MA from the RCA Sculpture School in 2008 and in 2020 completed a PhD that was mostly about Kathy Acker, Georges Bataille, Hélène Cixous, dogs, and Resident Evil.

Upcoming things include the group show/LARP "All Flesh is Grass" at Kim?, in Riga, "Dungeons & Disaster" an online toolkit for The New Bridge Project, Newcastle on how to use games design and divination in art practice, "As Plain as its Meaningless Name" which is a story about longing for a skinhead crocodile-boy on the train to therapy for Ma Bibliothèque, and "Twyre is pain of the Steppe: death, dying, and the player as writer in Pathologic" which is an article for Revenant on the écriture feminine of playing a deeply un-fun video game.

Their current research interests include the work of Antonin Artaud, Jean Genet, and Laurie Holden.


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