The body as social sphere. Margins of gender and queer research
Lecture by Jacek Kochanowski
The lecture, to be held as a performative lecture, will be focused around the main achievements of gender and queer research for the knowledge of the body and the process of social embodiment.
The crossing point of contemporary critical art with engaged human studies will be shown, with reference to the works of art presented in the Museum of Modern Art – i.e. the social mechanisms of producing the body, sex and sexuality will be revealed.
The illusion of autonomous intimacy and “privacy” will be undermined by revealing the techniques of disciplining the body and changing it into a submissive machine used for production/reproduction/consumption. The techniques become visible mainly in bodies which are disobedient, “eccentric”, which reach far beyond what is conventional, “normal” or expected, namely, in bodies of sexually non-standard people.