sway youngston

Featured: Sway Youngston (Austin, TX, USA)

Sway Youngston, a recent addition to the Austin, Texas performance art scene, is a founding member of the Houston performance art group, Continuum and has been performing since 2009. She loves to perform nude when possible in an attempt to overcome fear of vulnerability and to desexualize the female form. What initially got you involved in performance art? I was in a poetry course at The University of Houston with Julia Wallace. She mentioned Performance Art Lab, a class she was taking there. Some of the folks from that class were doing a performance they called Sexy Attack that sounded like a lot of fun, so I joined them for a few performances. After a while, Julia asked if I would like to create my own piece. So in 2009 at Notsuoh, I did my first original performance, “Not MineR...