Index of Titles Filed Under 'Gender'

PublisherBadlands Unlimited2015
Josey, an ex-model and struggling artist, leaves her loveless husband behind in New York to focus on her work upstate. Her retreat is interrupted when she meets brash and alluring Trish, who opens Josey up to a new sexual awakening. But when she gets her big break back in city, will Josey’s ambitions pull the new lovers apart? Burning Blue by Cara Benedetto is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic ...

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The importance of women’s rights have sprung up in movements across the globe in the past few years, exacerbated by increasing social, environmental, technological and political polarities. Feminisms is the sixth in a series of online publications published by L’Internationale Online. This publication examines how women, or those who identify as female have been addressing not only inequalities – in reproductive rights, sexual rights, and in the right to equal pay – but also how plural feminisms have been and are being consistently re-thought, and how art museums can work with and respond to issues surrounding women’s rights. Feminisms play a crucial ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
Mimi Thi Nguyen is the first guest with whom I spoke twice for Archipelago (listen to our first conversation). This conversation was originally motivated by some unformulated concerns that I experienced during the campaign #bringbackourgirls in April-May 2014 in reaction to the rapt of 276 Nigerian young women by Boko Haram. I therefore meant to ask a few questions to Mimi, as well as converse with her about the crucial importance to formulate problems in ways that won’t make our questions legitimize that against what they want to challenge. The arguments we expose here emerged from Mimi’s long-documented research about supposedly ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
This conversation focuses on the research Olivia Ahn has been conducting these last two years in the relationship design and bodies develop with each other in the architectural typology of the suburban house. We examine together the historical and political logic that created the American suburbia after the second world war. One of these logics consists in the (re)invention of the female gender to whom the suburban house was destined. Olivia describes how the plan of the suburban house, including its compartmentalization into specific rooms, has allowed codified behaviors to enact themselves. We talk about how the control and production of a heteronormative sexuality takes part into this ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
This first conversation with Alex Shams (the second will occur in Palestine this coming February) takes for site the Iranian city and the politics of gender exercised in it, both under the regime of the Shah and during these last thirty-five years in the context of the Islamic Republic. We start by establishing the framework of our critique and the traps to avoid — the example of Mehran Tamadon’s recent film Iranian (2014) being illustrative for this matter. Alex takes us then in his research articulating both the ideological/imaginary and the physical/urban context of gender politics in Iran. This includes a ‘chapter’ about the 2009 green ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
In this conversation, Sophia Seawell and I examine how violence unfolds on bodies through the conformity to the normative category that has been attributed to them. We look at this problem particularly in terms of gender, continuously perpetuated by bodily performativities that often manifests themselves spatially. In this regard, opening the door of a gendered bathroom and its semiotics constitutes for many of us as a deliberate acceptation of the gendered that has been attributed to us. Sophia’s research is particularly oriented toward bodies that have undertook to transgress performativity by adopting the one of the “opposite gender” to their normative attribution. ...

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PublisherMomus2018
For this episode of our Criticism in Conversation series, a writer and collaborative performer, Jacob Wren, speaks with artist Dayna Danger, about the line between empowerment and objectification and the meaning of community in both their work. Danger is a 2Spirit/Queer, Metis/Saulteaux/Polish artist whose images highlight and queer power dynamics, kinship, representation, and sexuality. Wren makes collaborative performances, exhibitions and literature, including 2014’s Polyamorous Love Song and this year’s Authenticity is a Feeling, a hybrid of history, performance theory, and memoir. Together they cover a lot of ground, from personal narratives and community relationships to speaking against silence and apathy. We also ...

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PublisherNew Models2018
Discussing the discussion of gender, transitioning, transgenderism, transhumanism, and trying to find structures in a liquid world… Also ants. /// Caroline Busta, Anke Dyes, Daniel Keller, LIL INTERNET, Steven Warwick, and Ziúr.

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PublisherMACBA2006
In the context of the relation between history, activism, the image and capital, Marina Grzinic outlines some topics that deal with capital, gender and positioning, i.e. with theory and history. The principal question is what kind of changes we can detect today in these paradigms, and, if possible, to rethink some old and new relations between theory, art practice and political activism. On February 2001, Marina Grzinic was invited to give a conference at MACBA in the context of the seminar Phantom History. Image, Politics, History celebrated as part of the film maker Pere Portabella’s exhibition Histories without a Plot. The ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
This conversation is the last one from the series of podcasts recorded on the US/Canadian West Coast. Kamal Arora brings us to Delhi where the research for her dissertation is set. From an introduction about female bodies navigating at risk in the public space, we focus more specifically on one space, called ‘the widow colony.’ The widows are women who saw their husbands killed during the 1984 massacre against the Sikh population consequently from the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Together, we examine how the physicality of this urban village partially determine the politics of its daily organization and ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
This conversation with Liliana De Simone has for ambition to address the way architecture necessarily considers an idealized normalized body in order to conceive itself. Such a consideration almost always follows the dominant essentialization of bodies and this discussion addresses one in particular, gender. We first describe the canonical standardized bodies (often male) as defined by Le Corbusier, Neufert, and Dreyfuss. Then, we address more specifically the situation in South America (Colombia and Chile) and Liliana’s interest for urban policy making in this matter. We finish the conversation with the gender violence that resilience to catastrophes reasserts, in particular in the ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
In this interview, film-anthropologist Harjant Gill introduces the figure of the young rural Sikh man in Indian Punjab, who later migrates to the capital city, Chandigarh or abroad. We base our conversation both on Harjant’s thesis that presents a research about the (normative) notion of masculinity constructed within these young migrants’ imaginaries (through cinema for example), as well as on his film Roots of Love (see below), which introduces the bodily characteristics that a Sikh man must present continuously, in particular the unshorn hair and the turban covering it. Harjant and I thus talk about this particular object that enfolds within it ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
Sarah Mirk and I had this conversation in the offices of Bitch Magazine where she works as online editor. After introducing the magazine, for which she regularly uses the medium of comic to describe social/historical/cultural aspects of the feminist struggle, we address her personal work that also engages such medium. In The Secret Life of Gitmo Women, she and Lucy Bellwood created a comic book that recounts the life of two female veteran from the US Navy when they were assigned in Guantanamo Bay. We also talk about prisons and her experience of teaching playwright there, as well as the interesting inmate personalities ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2015
We happily launched The Funambulist Magazine on August 13 at e-flux (New York) in the presence of several dozens of friends and intrigued readers. Following are a few photographs, as well as the presentations given that night. You can listen to the full presentation which includes my introduction to the magazine, as well as the three first issue, or specifically listen to each of the three presentations given by Sadia Shirazi about the militarization of Lahore (Funambulist Magazine 01/Sept15: Militarized Cities), Olivia Ahn about the American suburbia as a spatial apparatus producing gender (Funambulist Magazine 02/Nov15: Suburban Geographies), and Minh-Ha T. Pham about a particular high heel shoe that supposes the ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
This conversation with Estefanía Vela introduces the components of the politics of gender in Mexico. We first talk about recent legislations and programs proper to Mexico City itself that constitute significant advancement in the struggle for recognition of equal rights for all lead by women, gays, and transsexual men and women (see the posters spotted in Mexico City’s subway below). We then look at the way the gender division is inscribed in the Mexican constitution, in particular in matters of labor. Even when it comes to rights given to pregnant women, the language that attributes them is symptomatic of the fact ...

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