Linger with the cliches

"Linger'' (performance art), by Dell M. Hamilton, at Samson gallery, Boston. (Photo by Lee Thurston)

The gallery identifies Ms. Hamilton  as an artist who "wrestles with the social and geo-political constructions of gender, race, language and history through performance, installation, drawing, photography and video.''

Is anyone here as fatigued as I am by relentless identity politics and such trendy but empty expressions as "constructions of gender, race, language and history'' that sound as if they come from the mouth of a bad sociology professor?

-- Robert Whitcomb