Multistable FiguresOn the Critical Potential of Ir/Reversible Aspect-SeeingVienna: Turia + Kant, 2014
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Cite as: K. Heintzman, ‘Identity Politics Redux’, in Multistable Figures: On the Critical Potential of Ir/Reversible Aspect-Seeing, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 8 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2014), pp. 141–61 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-08_07>

Identity Politics ReduxK. Heintzman

Keywords: aspect seeing; feminism; Houston, Shine Louise - The wild search; identity politics; multistable figures; multistability; pornographic films; feminist pornography; queer activism

Pornography reappropriated by feminist and queer pornographers is being reimagined as a site of activist productions, be it through the reshaping of desire or engaging with wider discussions of representational politics. Here, I take up Shine Louise Houston’s feature length film, The Wild Search, as a unique case study for addressing the relationship between debates of identity politics and queer activist practice.

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Filmography

  1. Houston, Shine Louise, dir., The Wild Search (Pink and White Productions, 2007)