Tim Stuttgen // PostPornPolitics

Queer_Feminist Perspective on the Politics of Porn Performance and Sex_Work as Culture Production

'What happens after the pornographic moment? What is the post. . . in porn? What is post to the term that is porn? Why watch porn? Why not? Or why not look for “other” porn? Why not produce post-porn? How do we theorize sex performance?
How do we produce new body- and sex-technologies? How do we celebrate critical pleasures? How do we analyse and criticize without censorship? Why affirm the fetish? Why sexualize alienation? How do we intensify the relation between theory and practice? Why is power sexy? Why is the body a victim of capitalist commodification? Why don´t we perform and show sex differently, instead of idealizing a way back to nature? A symposium on the biopolitics of pornography.
The concept called "post-porn" was invented by erotic photographer Wink van Kempen and made popular by sexwork-activist and performance artist Annie M. Sprinkle. It claimed a new status of sexual representation: Through identifying with critical joy and agency while deconstructing its hetero/normative and naturalising conditions, Sprinkle made us think of sex as a category open for use and appropriation of queer_feminist counter-pleasures beyond the victimising framework of censorship and taboo.
 
Featuring work by: Bruce LaBruce, GirlsWhoLikePorn,  Annie Sprinkle, Terre Thaemlitz, Todd Verov, et al.

Contributors: Murat Aydemir, Katja Diefenbach, Lee Edelman, Stephan Geene, Beatriz Preciado, Tim Stüttgen, Michaela Wünsch
Publisher: B_Books
370 pages
16cm × 23cm
Format: Paperback
2009
ISBN: 9783933557766
£27.00
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