Talking with Pêdra Costa

Pêdra Costa (1978) is a Brazilian-German Performance Artist and Visual & Urban Anthropologist based in Berlin and working with queer artists internationally. Through the complexity and fragmented epistemologies from queer communities, their work has built bridges between Performance Art, music, visual art and text, having the body as the main medium. Embodying knowledge almost destroyed […]

Nov 14 & 15: Posthuman Antiquities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference

Posthuman Antiquities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference a two-day conference with keynotes by Adriana Cavarero & Claudia Baracchi, and with Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, Rebecca Hill, Brooke Holmes, Miriam Leonard, Ramona Naddaff, Michael Naas, Mark Payne, John Protevi, Kristin Sampson, & Giulia Sissa November 14 & 15, Friday & Saturday 9:15 am to 8 pm FOR MORE […]

Oct 15: Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era a roundtable discussion with Beatriz Preciado, and José Muñoz & Avital Ronell Tuesday, October 15 6:30 to 8 pm Beatriz Preciado, History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance, University of Paris 8 José Muñoz, Performance Studies, New York University Avital Ronell, Comparative […]

Performing (at) the Body's Edge: Mortal Works

a conversation with Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider Read a review of this talk! November 15, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm Shelley Jackson, writer and artist Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University The question of the body — the body as question – is a recurring motif in the work of multi-media […]

States of Devotion: Religion, Neoliberalism, and the Politics of the Body in the Americas

STATES OF DEVOTION: RELIGION, NEOLIBERALISM, AND THE POLITICS OF THE BODY IN THE AMERICAS November 4 & 5, Thursday & Friday 10 am to 7 pm For more information: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/announcements/728-nov-4-5-states-of-devotion For a PDF of the full program, click here. This conference aims to promote and strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue about the changing role and place of […]

A Brief History of Erotohistoriography: A lecture by Elizabeth Freeman

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EROTOHISTORIOGRAPHY A lecture by Elizabeth Freeman October 28, Thursday 7 to 8:30 pm READ THE REVIEW! Queer Time Makes Queer Bodies: Elizabeth Freeman Historicizes Erotohistoriography Elizabeth Freeman, English, UC Davis Proposing the body as site of historical encounter–in and across time—Elizabeth Freeman traces a history of carnal historiographical practices that she […]