Clair Le Couteur

Researcher, artist, composer

Clair Le Couteur (*1982) is a trans researcher, artist and composer currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in sculpture – “Mislabelling and the Fictive Museum” – at the Royal College of Art in London. Combining writing, making, and performance, Clair’s work explores grey areas between fact and fiction, research and creation, and tradition and contemporaneity. Recent projects include: co-editing Why Would I Lie? (2015), a publication accompanying the inaugural RCA Research Biennial; Put You Through (2015), a photo installation for London Pride with the Switchboard charity archive; an essay on gender and species in selkie folktales for Gender Forum #55; and Transportation Blues (2016), a solo song-cycle performance at the Horse Hospital gallery.