My name is Tom Hastings. I’m a PhD student and seminar tutor in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, where my research is supervised by Gail Day and Griselda Pollock.
I work on Yvonne Rainer’s dance, writing and film, with a particular focus on the period 1961–73. My thesis is titled “Defining the Body-Object of Minimalism: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s”.
In September 2016 I visited the Getty to read the Rainer papers. I am a co-editor at parallax journal, and assisted the editorial team at Texte zur Kunst with Issue NO. 103, „Poetry“.