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date: 10 December 2022

Molecular Images, Leaky Masculinities: Pain, Photography, and Queer Desirelocked

Molecular Images, Leaky Masculinities: Pain, Photography, and Queer Desirelocked

  • Katrin KöppertKatrin KöppertArts and Industrial Design, Kunstuniversität Linz

Summary

The pharmacopornographic turn in photography began in the 1950s, with a molecularization of photography that enabled moments of queer critique at a time when neither queer theory nor practices of hormonal gender hacking were common. Molecules in the subversive function of imitation and drag can be seen, in particular, in Albrecht Becker’s photography. Becker’s photography is conceived as minor photography based on Gilles Deleuze and Felíx Guattari’s concept of minor literature. The queer-political dimension of vernacular media practices plays an essential role here.

Subjects

  • Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Gender (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies)

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