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The Grave Project

The Grave Project is an ongoing performative research project by Jess Miley and Derek Sargent. We research historical individuals who have had an impact on queer and non-normative culture. This research culminates in a pilgrimage to their gravesite, which we document through performance, photography, film and text to create an alternative historical archive. We examine the way their queerness is used in the construction of their historical biographies, including how and where they lived, either by choice or not, had a profound effect on their queer story.

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Isotop, Bergen Norway, 2022​

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Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Norway, 2021

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Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Norway, 2021

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KMD, Bergen Norway, 2021

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Elevador, Barcelona Spain, 2019

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PhotoAccess, Canberra Australia, 2020

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Holly Rollers Studio, Adelaide Australia, 2019​

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Art Quarter, Budapest Hungary, 2018​