Desire

Desire

BWPWAP Desire is a space in between. If Pluto stands for the introduction of an element generating crisis, in BWPWAP Desire the queer idea of uncertain belonging generates multiple perspectives, where the flow of desire becomes a way to re-imagine identities and subjectivities.

BWPWAP Desire is a space in between. If Pluto stands for the introduction of an element generating crisis, in BWPWAP Desire the queer idea of uncertain belonging generates multiple perspectives, where the flow of desire becomes a way to re-imagine identities and subjectivities. By staying within moments of crisis rather than resolving them, queer artists and sex activists, porn theorists and practitioners, advocate a state of mind and bodily expression in which paradigms are constantly re-contextualized, re-built, re-composed, leaving contradictions open. What is familiar is recognized as always infused with desire. And through a process of estrangement, digital culture (and its obsessive communication) is displaced, reassembled and left open to new interpretations. Sexual dichotomies are highlighted and blurred, power structures are exposed and disrupted, while spam, bugs, memes, online porn, and other body technologies become a challenge to reshape our experience of sexual desire. Juxtapositions, decompositions, fragments and unexpected combinations become forms of queer expression. Might the Comte de Lautréamont’s definition of beauty (“The chance encounter on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella”) still serve as a methodology of montage with which to experiment and critically reflect on social and cultural practices?

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