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Sex, Art, and Misogyny | by Coco Fusco | The New York Review of Books

Slave Rape Series #13: Fight to Save Your Life by Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold/ACA Galleries, New York/© 2019 Faith Ringgold/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York

Faith Ringgold: Slave Rape Series #13: Fight to Save Your Life (detail), 1973

 

In 1974 the performance artist Marina Abramovic stood naked and immobile in a Naples gallery. Next to her was a table with seventy-two objects, including a loaded gun. Beside the objects was a document absolving the audience of responsibility for whatever they might choose to do to her with those objects. Freeing the audience from accountability turned the performance into an exposé of their ethics: they became actors in a scenario as well as witnesses of one another’s behavior. Some of them made violent gestures toward Abramovic—they were not exclusively sexual, but many were. She endured cuts to her skin as well as what one critic described as intimate caresses and minor sexual assaults before the audience erupted into a fight when a participant put the gun to her head. Interestingly, as soon as Abramovic ceased to be immobile and began to walk toward the people around her, they fled the gallery rather than reckoning with what they had done.

Source: Sex, Art, and Misogyny | by Coco Fusco | The New York Review of Books

Greta LaFleur Examines Environmental Histories of Desire – Edge Effects

Baba, Walton Ford, painting

A new book by Greta LaFleur shows how desire was produced alongside taxonomies of plants and racial difference in early British colonial texts.

Source: Greta LaFleur Examines Environmental Histories of Desire – Edge Effects

Call Me By Your Name: The Influences – YouTube

In this episode of the Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak imagines a film school class that studies the influences of Call Me By Your Name, which include a pair of Merchant Ivory films, A Room With a View and Maurice. One of the best love stories I’ve seen in recent years, Call Me By Your Name is one of those movies I’m waiting to watch again after some time, saving it like the last chocolate in the box.

Source: The influences of Call Me By Your Name | kottke.org

‘My body shall be all yours’: the startling sex letters of Joyce, Kahlo and O’Keeffe | Stage | The Guardian

Georgia O’Keeffe photographed by Alfred Stieglitz. Photograph: The J Paul Getty Museum/Alfred Stieglitz

“The form of sexting is so immediate,” says Mars. “I am nostalgic for letters. There’s a craft that’s been lost in expressing some kind of desire or passion or bodily experience for someone else.”  – Rachel Mars

An eye-wateringly explicit new stage show celebrates erotic correspondence sent by famous figures through the ages

Source: ‘My body shall be all yours’: the startling sex letters of Joyce, Kahlo and O’Keeffe | Stage | The Guardian

AGAINST EXHAUSTION | *

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Chris Marker, 2084, via @cavvia

Against Exhaustion | *

The Wild, Remarkable Sex Scenes of Lidia Yuknavitch – The New Yorker

PHOTOGRAPH BY RENE BURRI/MAGNUM

The Wild, Remarkable Sex Scenes of Lidia Yuknavitch – The New Yorker.

At the conclusion of this article is a remarkable three-minute video with the great writer, Joyce Carol Oates, who likens herself to “a transparent glass of water.”  – word pond

Love Dog: Lacan used to say, ‘To love is to give what you…

YES. My dad was saying the same thing to me in Berlin last month. That love–unlike sex–is not a meta-language. It’s singular. You build it, make it, give it, from scratch. It’s wthout jargon or formula. Give what is missing in you. What you wish you were. What the other needs and doesn’t have. What has been lost.

Jacques-Alain Miller on love (viasinthematica)

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Love Dog: Lacan used to say, ‘To love is to give what you….

What It Takes To Be Violent: An Appreciation of Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales | Full Stop

What It Takes To Be Violent: An Appreciation of Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales | Full Stop.

LYNN BEHRENDT: Как-то даже грустно стало

LYNN BEHRENDT: Как-то даже грустно стало.

Bettye LaVette Discusses 30 Years of Sex with Women : : Band of Thebes

Bettye LaVette Discusses 30 Years of Sex with Women