Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Barebacking as an Aesthetic Practice
Shortly, Readings and clips will be posted. Soon, the reading group will be discussing the act/art of barebacking, and how this may relate to enacting queerness and modes of queer theory on the level of the everyday (or weekend). We will also explore how barebaking is thoroughly anti-social and death-drive driven, and what this means for what can be called a politics (and aesthetics) of queer. Other questions and insights will also be raised and surfaced -- such as (the rise of) barebacking videos and issues of race, class, body types, class codes, etc.
This reading group will dovetail with a discussion of fisting / fist fucking and lesbian practices of sex as art.