Of Other Bodies
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Kevin Burns, and Falke Pisano
February 8 to March 16, 2014
Curated by: Sara Greavu
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CCA is pleased to open its exhibition programme of 2014 with Of Other Bodies, a show gathering together some new articulations of the politics of the body. Of Other Bodies features recent works by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Kevin Burns and Falke Pisano, and draws on interpretations of illness, disability and bodily difference offered by radical 'crip theory'. Sharing the critical perspective of queer theory on the representation of bodies, pleasures, and identities, crip theory exposes neoliberal disciplines of 'compulsory able-bodiedness' (1), and proposes an even more 'thorough resistance to regimes of the normal' (2).
Circumnavigating established disability narratives of overcoming, heroism and pitifulness, the works in Of Other Bodies rethink the possibilities offered by instances of bodily crisis, disruption and difference.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a public programme of collateral events including HOLO, a performance-lecture by Kevin Burns, commissioned by CCA, on February 27th at 7pm.
1) Robert Mc Ruer, Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (2006).
(2) Michael Warner, Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory (1993:xxvi)