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GCSC KNL | Prof. Dr. Insa Härtel: "Aesthetics of the Sexual: On Sheaths, Scenes, and Screens"


Jul 11, 2023 from 06:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)



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He brings a condom into play, she – mocking him – blows it up like a balloon. This sequence from "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (USA 1977) is quoted in the film "Test" (USA 2013), set in the gay 1980s San Francisco modern dance milieu. Based on the composition of such scenes and going beyond the actual use of the condom, this lecture deals with interlayers and screens, the performance character of sexuality and the aesthetic constitution of the latter.

// Prof. Dr. Insa Härtel (Kunstuniversität Linz) ist Permanent Senior Research Fellow an der Kunstuniversität Linz, Abteilung Kulturwissenschaft, und Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapeutin in Hamburg. Ihre Forschungschwerpunkte liegen in den Bereichen kultureller Produktionen, Transformationen und Konflikte, psychoanalytische Kunst- und Kulturtheorie sowie in der Geschlechter- und Sexualitätsforschung.

To join the Keynote Lecture online, please refer to the GGK/GCSC KNL Announcement (sent per e-mail to the newsletter subscribers) or contact Dr. Jens Kugele. (The meeting is accessible shortly before 18:00.)