When queer cinema and queer aesthetics document the precarious, it also implies a revolution in the symbolic realm. To put it differently: its aesthetic endeavor of highlighting framings without simply repeating them, shows itself to be — as the essays by  prominent theoreticians of film and media studies and queer theory collected in this volume show — a precarious form of documentation. The contributions also offer an insight into the current state of queer cinema — its films, videos, and visual installations.

Queeres Kino / Queere Ästhetiken als Dokumentationen des Prekären, ed. by Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky and Philipp Hanke, Cultural Inquiry, 22 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021) <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-22> (all contributions in German).

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Image credit: Bettina Baltensweiler, stich image, from the series ‘Identitäten’ (2010)

Posted on 19 October 2021