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BONUS : Terre Thaemlitz !

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Terre Thaemlitz - Deproduction

NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED: Sound/Reading for Incest Porn-43’----- 
ADMIT IT’S KILLING YOU (AND LEAVE): Sound/Reading for Gay Porn-43’ 
 Video, 2017

Uitstekende audiovisuele prestaties!
In samenwerking met de school of graphic research, ERG ...

There isn’t much time. We’ll have to skip the foreplay. For some of you this will require suspensions of disbelief, but please open yourselves to the following two premises.

- First, having children is unethical.

- Second, families make democracy impossible.

We live in an era in which dominant LGBT agendas are increasingly revolving around themes of family, matrimony, breeding and military service. The cultural terms for social analyses and organizing around such issues requires an aggressive capitulation to peculiarly Western Humanist notions of the nuclear family, as well as private and public space. As a result, Feminist and Queer critical rejections of family structures (nuclear and otherwise) are increasingly scarce. An ability to understand the abuses of family and domestic violence as symptoms of larger institutionalized dominations becomes virtually impossible.

In a stereotypically familiar and heteronormative manner, the anticipated promise behind today’s Queer families is nothing more than the egocentric notion that familial abuses will be resolved by this generation being better parents than the previous generation. What is forever absent are discussions of what it means to deliberately not be a parent, and to deliberately abandon family. They remain as taboo as the notion of celebrating the relief of an abortion.

In Deproduction, Terre Thaemlitz investigates the awkward, uncomfortable and hypocritical power dynamics behind Western Humanist notions of family, and how they function internationally through processes of globalization. In particular, how the ever increasing political destruction of hard fought social services in democratic nation after democratic nation can only take place through a reinscription of family as the primary site for social care. 

Whereas just a few short decades ago we primarily fought for our decriminalization—a project that is by all means far from even begun—we are now more likely to demand our legal re-regulation. We demand it as a human right, as opposed to recognizing it as human bondage. We organize around it far more than any demolition of the tyrannical family systems that have crushed us for centuries. In the end, a murderously abusive father’s patriarchal love is apparently more valuable than one’s autonomy from such a monster. More valuable than love found elsewhere, or love of self. So much for our PrideTM.

- Thaemlitz, Deproduction

BIO: Terre Thaemlitz (1968) is an award winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work combines a critical look at identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production. He has released over 15 solo albums, as well as numerous 12-inch singles and video works. Her writings on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines. As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist Transgenderism and Queerness, Thaemlitz has lectured and participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan. As of January, 2001, he resides in Japan.


30.04 > 20:00

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