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INVITATION
 
David brJ. Getsy

David
J. Getsy

Reduction as Expansion. The Queer Capacities of Abstract Art

Online Lecture, 1 Feb 2021, 19:30

Abstract art is sometimes considered merely formal, and its reductive visual qualities are seen as a refusal of representation or a flight from subject matter. By contrast, this talk will examine how artists and critics have imbued abstraction with queer capacities, seeing it as a means to visualize unorthodox relations and forms. 

How to attend:
The pre-recorded lecture will be made available on the day before the discussion (31 Jan 2021, 19:30). The zoom discussion will start on 1 Feb 2021 at 20:30 with the possibility of audiovisual participation in the discussion.

Image credit © Elijah Burgher, A maiden will I die, 2011. (Detail)
 
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Intimacy

Intimacy

Online Lecture Series 2021

This lecture series takes queer theory’s conversation about intimacy as a starting point to discuss some of its cultural possibilities, mediated forms, and philosophical trajectories in the context of Corona. It is part of the public programme of the exhibition Intimacy: New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond at Schwules Museum Berlin.

Organized by Peter Rehberg, Hanna Hamel, and Apostolos Lampropoulos

A cooperation of the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU), the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL) with its research project ‘Neighborhood in Contemporary Berlin Literature’, and the ICI Berlin. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Image credit © Spyros Rennt: Hanging out at Ludos, 2020. (Detail)

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Infrastructures of Intimacybr and the Deplatforming of Sex

Infrastructures of Intimacy
and the Deplatforming of Sex

Susanna Paasonen

Online Lecture, 11 Feb 2021, 19:00

Susanna Paasonen’s feminist and queer analysis focuses on the question of online pornography and new ways of connecting via platforms and chatrooms, as in her 2011 Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography.

Part of the Lecture Series Intimacy.

How to attend:
Registration opens on 1 February 2021. Public livestream (no registration required) with the possibility to ask questions via chat.

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NEW ICI BERLIN PRESS PUBLICATION
 
Possibilities of Lyric

Possibilities of Lyric

Reading Petrarch in Dialogue
With an Epilogue by Antonella Anedda Angioy

Manuele Gragnolati and Francesca Southerden

Cultural Inquiry, 18

Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020

Open Access

Opening to passion as an unsettling, transformative force; extending desire to the text, expanding the self, and dissolving its boundaries; imagining pleasures outside the norm and intensifying them; overcoming loss and reaching beyond death; being loyal to oneself and defying productivity, resolution, and cohesion while embracing paradox, non-linearity, incompletion. These are some of the possibilities of lyric that this book explores by reading Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in dialogue with that of other poets, including Guido Cavalcanti, Dante, and Shakespeare. In the Epilogue, the poet Antonella Anedda Angioy engages with Ossip Mandel’štam and Paul Celan’s dialogue with Petrarch and extends it into the present.

Print version 12 €

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