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Sarah Held & Sylvia Sadzinski: Plonker – Porn – Protest: A Performative Presentation and Movie Screening

When Nov 11, 2019
from 06:30 to 08:30
Where Margarete-Bieber-Saal, Ludwigstraße 34
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Contact Phone +49 641 / 99-30 027
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This movie screening is the opening event of the conference Renegotiating Minoritarian In_Visibilities. For questions or registration please send a mail to in-visibility@gcsc.uni-giessen.de .

 

Moderation: Greta Olson

 

For a long time, feminism and pornography were understood only as pure contradictions. However, since the 1990s, (queer) feminist activists, artists and researchers have taken up the genre, questioning its socio-cultural influence and the production mechanisms of the billion-dollar industry. According to their own rules, they have been interpreting pornography, producing porn and appropriating the genre. In this way, niches emerged, creating space for the practice of resistance and rebellion against traditional, binary, and heteronormative concepts of gender and sexuality. 

Since winter 2016, Sarah Held and Sylvia Sadzinski have been hosting a nomadic film and discussion series dedicated to this critical potential of pornography. Here, they regularly try to show how queer-feminist pornography can be much more than a medium of objectification and a tool for masturbation. Due to a variety of cinematic strategies and methods as well as different representations and topics, pornography becomes a type of and tool for politics, criticism and protest. In a public performative presentation, Sarah Held and Sylvia Sadzinski will give an introduction to feminist pornography and its subversive potential. By screening and discussing up to three short movies, they will show how explicit sex in front of the camera breaks through the classical triad of flat elevation, hard penetration and the final face shot and how porn turns into a feminist as well as artistic tool questioning social norms of sexualities and bodies and blurring concepts of gender. Expect some cozy gawking, stimulating body and mind.

 

 

// Sylvia Sadzinski curates, researches and teaches with a focus on queer and feminist epistemologies, affect theory, body politics and forms of resistance in visual culture. She is currently part of the curatorial team of alpha nova & galerie futura, an exhibition venue in Berlin combining art, science and political practice from a feminist perspective. She was curatorial fellow at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and curator at the public and municipal Galerie im Turm in Berlin. Since 2012, she has also been part of the nomadic curatorial platform Neue Berliner Räume. Sadzinski has been internationally programming discursive movie screenings and discussion series investigating questions related to borders, identities and sexualities among others in Linz (Kunstraum Goethestrasse xtd), Graz (Forum Stadtpark), and Belgrade (IPAK.centar). She worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies at the Johannes Kepler University Linz from 2015 until 2016 where she regularly holds lectureships as well as at the University of Vienna and Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt.

 

// Sarah Held, PhD lives in Vienna and works at the Academy of Fine Arts. She did her Dissertation on textile art as an intervention to visualize sexual violence. Her dissertation examines the tension between feminist activism and feminist-affective art practices that are located at the intersection between material and visual culture. She also teaches fashion theory at the University of Arts, Linz. For thematic relaxation, she likes to engage with academic and activist pornographic material. In addition to academia, she is also active as an art and cultural worker.



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