Radical Desires and Decolonial Critique

13. Jun - 15. Jun

Central Building, C40.601 and Kunstraum/Campus Hall 25

About 50 years ago, the mass-protest of gays and lesbians against discrimination was at once an assertion of a new collective consciousness, while also creating a radical new subjectivity and a collective sense of identity. They fought for social and legal equality while at the same time refused to be co-opted by bourgeois society as just another civil rights movement. Politics were supposed to be wild, playful, and subjective; experiences and desires were put in the foreground of collective action – aiming at the interconnection between subjective, bodily experiences, radical avant-garde theory and emancipatory politics. Starting with the unboundedness of (sexual) desire they sought to transgress schemes of binarity and wanted to transform society as a whole. 

Guests: Lukas Betzler (Leuphana University Lüneburg) / Hauke Branding (Leuphana University Lüneburg) / Sido Lansari (Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France) / Émilie Notéris (Paris) / Todd Shepard (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Programme and further information: Poster and booklet.

An event hosted by the DFG Research Training Group Cultures of Critique.