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Falke Pisano, Kevin Burns, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz

Of Other Bodies

8 February – 16 March 2014

Of Other Bodies

Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Toxic (film still), 2012, Installation with Super16mm/HD film and archive. Performance: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Werner Hirsch. Courtesy of Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam) and Marcelle Alix (Paris).

Of Other Bodies is 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.

(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)

 

 

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